Table 3

Mean body weights of three groups of rats receiving betel nut or placebo for 5 weeks
Group n Body wt at Day 1 (gm) Body wt at Day 8 (gm) Body wt at Day 15 (gm) Body wt at Day 22 (gm) Body wt at Day 29 (gm) Body wt at Day 36 (gm)
Mean ± SD
Control (Placebo) 12 168.5 ± 10.1 177.7 ± 10.2 182.1 ± 7.2 184.2 ± 9.4 186.7 ± 8.5 185.7 ± 9.8
Betel nut (30 mg/day) 12 167.0 ± 13.3 177.8 ± 14.5 184.8 ± 13.5 187.5 ± 12.6 190.1 ± 14.9 187.5 ±13.9
Betel nut (60 mg/day) 12 167.1 ± 10.2 177.7 ± 10.4 182.2 ±10.6 184.9 ± 10.0 189.8 ± 7.1 189.9 ± 8.5

Note: Mean body weights of rats among the 3 groups over a period of 5 weeks were compared using repeated measures ANOVA; F-statistic for the group = 0.122, p-value = 0.885; F-statistic for days = 27.529, p-value = < 0.001; F-statistic for the interaction of groups and days = 0.788, p-value = 0.578.

Iqbal et al.

Iqbal et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:94   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-94

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