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Table 5 Food intake data (g) during experimentation period for male and female rats

From: Irvingia gabonensis fat: nutritional properties and effect of increasing amounts on the growth and lipid metabolism of young rats wistar sp

  Weeks  
Diets S1 S2 S3 M ± SEM
Male (n = 5)
IG0 7.39 ± 3.49 26.89 ± 4.52 40.57 ± 7.24 19.88 ± 14.26
IG1 10.28 ± 5.48a** 24.82 ± 8.69a 30.14 ± 9.36a 18.81 ± 11.09a
IG2 7.60 ± 5.01b 27.71 ± 6.69a,b 42.36 ± 9.80b 20.59 ± 15.53a
IG3 9.19 ± 3.38a,b 30.05 ± 6.32b 32.79 ± 10.91a,b 21.15 ± 13.87a
Female (n = 5)
IG0 9.91 ± 4.13 26.88 ± 6.42 44.95 ± 10.96 22.01 ± 15.21
IG1 7.72 ± 3.26a 28.71 ± 5.44a 30.14 ± 9.36a 22.97 ± 20.02a
IG2 11.03 ± 7.29b 24.91 ± 5.07a 42.36 ± 9.80a,b 20.87 ± 13.65a
IG3 10.18 ± 3.60a,b 27.43 ± 7.34a 32.79 ± 10.91b 20.92 ± 12.86a
  1. S1, S2 and S3 (week 1, week 2 and week 3 respectively
  2. IG0: control diet with 80 g of soya fat; IG1: test 1 diet with 50 g of dika nut fat
  3. IG2: test2 diet with 70 g of dika nut fat; IG3: test3 diet with 120 g of dika nut fat
  4. In the columns, the values affected of the same letter are not significantly different (P > 0.05) and the value with different letter are significantly different (P < 0.05). (Bonferroni between treated animals).
  5. * Significantly different from fat control in the same sex (P < 0.05). (Dunnett's)
  6. **significantly different from fat control in the same sex (p < 0.01). (Dunnett's)