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Table 1 Variation of water consumption

From: Hypolipidemic, antioxidant and anti-atherosclerogenic effect of aqueous extract leaves of Cassia. occidentalis Linn (Caesalpiniaceae) in diet-induced hypercholesterolemic rats

  Drugs Doses mg/kg 1st week (ml/rat/week) 2nd week (ml/rat/week) 3rd week (ml/rat/week) 4th week (ml/rat/week)
  HC + Distilled water 0 116.12 ± 1.21 137.12 ± 1.12 142.10 ± 1.22 146.21 ± 1.32
During treatment HC + Extract 240 179.04 ± 1.23*a 158.32 ± 1.16*a 160.24 ± 1.14*a 179.31 ± 1.22*a
320 139.43 ± 1.22**a 200.31 ± 1.32**a 215.12 ± 1.32**a 236.83 ± 1.11**a
400 178.43 ± 2.33**a 239.25 ± 1.67**a 265.27 ± 2.37**a 289.66 ± 1.23**a
HC + Atorvastatin 1 145.95 ± 1.12 164.75 ± 1.13 174.15 ± 1.13 166.64 ± 1.12
After treatment HC + Extract 240 86.33 ± 1.17**b 88.44 ± 1.17**b 89.22 ± 1.17**b 89.10 ± .1.20**b
320 95.32 ± 1.66**b 86.22 ± 1.16**b 97.12 ± 1.77**b 98.44 ± 1.25**b
400 103.93 ± 1.11**b 99.77 ± 1.11**b 100.93 ± 1.01**b 101.65 ± 0.83**b
HC + Atorvastatin 1 141.85 ± 3.72 162.75 ± 2.76 160.75 ± 3.78 166.69 ± 1.03
  1. Values are means ± S.E.M., n = 5, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 significant difference compared to HC+ Distilled water. HC Hypercholesterolemic rat; asignificant difference compared to HC+ Distilled water; bsignificant difference compared to animals previously treated with aqueous extract during the treatment at the same dose