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Table 3 Serum hormonal levels in highly active male rats after 30 days of treatment with Cyperus esculentus tubers (tiger nut)

From: Influence of Cyperus esculentus tubers (Tiger Nut) on male rat copulatory behavior

Group LH (IU/L) FSH (IU/L) Testosterone (ng/dl)
C 2.4 ± 0.3 2.1 ± 0.3 1.8 ± 0.2
T1 2.0 ± 0.3 1.6 ± 0.3 3.0 ± 0.3*
T2 1.7 ± 0.2 1.4 ± 0.3 3.4 ± 0.4**
  1. Values represent the means ± SEM for three different groups (n = 6/group)
  2. C Control group that received a daily dose of 2 ml distilled water, T1 Group treated with 1 g/kg/d tiger nut powder, T2 Group treated with 2 g/kg/d of tiger nut powder, LH Lutropin, FSH Follitropin
  3. *P <0.05
  4. **P <0.01 compared to control (ANOVA, Fisher’s post hoc)