Table 1 Effects of different treatments on food intake, body weight and organ weight in the rabbits

Groups* Food Intake (g) Weight gain (g) Liver (g) Heart (g) Kidney (g)
C 125.00 ± 0.00a 903.05 ± 124.86a 83.17 ± 3.92d 5.78 ± 0.20b 6.59 ± 0.52d
IY 125.00 ± 0.00a 760.08 ± 44.16a 97.22 ± 8.39cd 6.06 ± 0.24ab 7.47 ± 0.10c
H 124.93 ± 0.50a 713.40 ± 39.75a 165.90 ± 3.41a 7.06 ± 0.56a 10.02 ± 0.72a
HIY 113.76 ± 24.90b 738.68 ± 144.36a 111.44 ± 7.21c 6.69 ± 0.48ab 7.67 ± 0.33cd
HY 122.57 ± 8.19a 680.50 ± 64.23a 146.08 ± 2.51ab 6.55 ± 0.16ab 8.39 ± 0.28b
HP 119.46 ± 10.21ab 824.50 ± 95.87a 134.61 ± 3.12bc 6.84 ± 0.06ab 9.30 ± 0.14a
HE 118.17 ± 9.92ab 810.57 ± 95.22a 110.12 ± 7.53c 6.24 ± 0.39ab 7.21 ± 0.46cd
HI 110.14 ± 17.52b 851.88 ± 67.04a 98.22 ± 6.07cd 5.73 ± 0.22b 7.36 ± 0.74cd
1. Values represent mean ± SEM (n = 6).
2. Statistical comparison of groups: means with identical letters in the same column do not differ significantly (P ≤ 0.05).
3. * C = control; IY = isoflavone-supplemented soy yogurt; H = hypercholesterolemic; HIY = hypercholesterolemic plus isoflavone-supplemented soy yogurt; HY = hypercholesterolemic plus soy yogurt; HP = hypercholesterolemic plus placebo; HE = hypercholesterolemic plus E.faecium; HI = hypercholesterolemic plus isoflavone.