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Table 2 Variation of the food intake during treatment

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 (%/week) 2nd week (%/week) 3rd week (%/week) 4th week (%/week)
  HC + Distilled water 0 44.66 ± 1.12% 54.12 ± 1.10% 55.11 ± 1.22% 57.87 ± 1.23%
During treatment HC + Extract 240 56.80 ± 1.12% 54.47 ± 1.14% 50.23 ± 1.24%*a 47.47 ± 1.32%**a
320 54.23 ± 1.45% 52.39 ± 1.09%*a 50.22 ± 1.19%*a 45.39 ± 1.23%**a
400 39.55 ± 1.33%*a 35.54 ± 1.32%*a 28.34 ± 1.12%**a 23.68 ± 1.45%**a
HC + Atorvastatin 1 36.17 ± 1.32%**a 37.16 ± 1.06%**a 39.37 ± 1.32%**a 43.41 ± 1.13%**a
After treatment HC + Extract 240 53.13 ± 1.56% 56.32 ± 1.21%*b 58.87 ± 1.22%*b 62.23 ± 1.12%**b
320 56.16 ± 1.32%*b 55.33 ± 1.41%*b 60.77 ± 1.42%*b 62.44 ± 1.54%**b
400 47.33 ± 1.22%*b 49.33 ± 1.25%**b 52.22 ± 1.32%**b 59.80 ± 1.11%**b
HC + Atorvastatin 1 39.21 ± 1.14%*b 41.89 ± 1.31%*b 45.82 ± 1.34%*b 49.15 ± 1.22%**b
  1. Values are means ± S.E.M., n = 5, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, 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