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Table 2 Effect of daily intake of the methylene chloride /methanol extract of S. barteri on food consumption in rats according to sex and dose

From: Toxicological studies of stem bark extract from Schefflera barteri Harms (Araliaceae)

Sexes Doses (mg/kg) Food consumption (g)
   Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
  0 23.28 ± 2.22a 28.99 ± 1.82a 28.65 ± 3.54a 21.97 ± 1.94a
  100 22.27 ± 2.21a 30.64 ± 0.84a 28.39 ± 0.67a 24.35 ± 2.57a
Male 200 23.16 ± 1.98a 31.40 ± 1.33a 28.44 ± 2.17a 22.05 ± 2.82a
  400 21.61 ± 1.99a 30.07 ± 1.10a 26.93 ± 2.18a 22.24 ± 2.50a
  800 24.18 ± 1.85a 28.09 ± 2.40a 26.58 ± 3.18a 23.39 ± 2.93a
  0 20.85 ± 0.58a 26.31 ± 1.41ab 23.92 ± 1.18a 21.97 ± 2.41a
  100 20.24 ± 1.25a 27.59 ± 1.82a 23.62 ± 1.85a 23.35 ± 1.39a
Female 200 21.35 ± 1.13a 27.64 ± 1.71a 23.32 ± 1.61a 22.05 ± 2.39a
  400 21.89 ± 1.20a 24.49 ± 2.35b 22.57 ± 3.56a 22.24 ± 2.70a
  800 21.82 ± 2.07a 24.13 ± 1.42b 22.15 ± 2.33a 23.39 ± 2.75a
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± S.E.M. n = 5. Values for a given group in a line followed by different letter as superscript are significantly different according to Waller Duncan’s multiple comparison test (P < 0.05).