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Table 1 Effects of various compounds on body weight gain and relative liver weight of 5-week-old female chickens1.

From: δ-Tocotrienol and quercetin reduce serum levels of nitric oxide and lipid parameters in female chickens

  Nutritional state Body weight Liver weight/100 g
   Gain (g) Body weight
1 Control Diet (CD)2 240.12 ± 11.37bc 2.41 ± 0.29ef
2 CD + δ-Tocotrienol (50 ppm) 218.83 ± 8.16e 2.42 ± 0.19ef
3 CD + Quercetin (50 ppm) 225.50 ± 5.96de 2.35 ±0.23ef
4 CD + Riboflavin (50 ppm) 231.17 ± 7.52cd 2.61 ± 0.18cd
5 CD + (-) Corey lactone (50 ppm) 244.00 ± 5.02b 2.60 ± 0.18cde
6 CD + Amiloride (10 ppm) 230.33 ± 11.91de 2.80 ± 0.25c
7 CD + Dexamethasone (1.0 ppm) 57.00 ± 8.41f 4.44 ± 0.21b
  δ-Tocotrienol (50 ppm) blend 3   
8 CD + δ-T3 + Quercetin (50 ppm) 243.50 ± 10.0b 2.55 ± 0.23cdef
9 CD + δ-T3 + Riboflavin (50 ppm) 228.50 ± 13.50de 2.75 ± 0.20cd
10 CD + δ-T3 + (-) Corey lactone (50 ppm) 266.83 ± 13.86a 2.48 ± 0.27def
11 CD + δ-T3 + Amiloride (10 ppm) 259.50 ± 4.18a 2.27 ± 0.14f
12 CD + δ-T3 + Dexamethasone (1.0 ppm) 39.33 ± 7.20g 5.75 ± 0.48a
  1. 1Feeding period was 4 weeks; Data expressed as means ± SD = 6 chickens per group.
  2. 2The value of control group was an average of 3 control groups.
  3. 3The diets of groups 8 - 12 were supplemented with δ-tocotrienol (50 ppm).
  4. a-gValues in columns not sharing a common superscript letter are significantly different at P < 0.05.