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Table 3 Effects of HCHF diet on body weight, food and water intake and organ weight

From: Cardamom powder supplementation prevents obesity, improves glucose intolerance, inflammation and oxidative stress in liver of high carbohydrate high fat diet induced obese rats

Parameters Control Control + Cardamom HCHF HCHFF+ Cardamom
Initial body weight (g) 194.25 ± 1.68 197.23 ± 2.95 195.18 ± 1.31 195.55 ± 3.39
Final body weight (g) 220.68 ± 7.14 230.83 ± 3.65 266.40±4.33 258.15 ± 1.58
Food intake /d (g) 14.60 ± 0.70 15.92 ± 0.74 14.81 ± 0.28 12.93 ± 1.55
Water intake/ d(g) 19.53 ± 0.85 18.14 ± 1.71 15.00 ± 1.00 15.76 ± 0.78
Calorie Intake (kj/day) 307.6 ± 7.3a 305.1 ± 3.5a 412.9 ± 7.5b 385.3 ± 6.0b,c
Liver wet weight (g/ 100 g of body weight) 3.51 ± 0.05 2.74 ± 0.23 3.63 ± 0.09 2.70 ± 0.06
Heart wet weight
(g/ 100 g of body weight)
0.28 ± 0.01 0.26 ± .00 0.30 ± 0.01 0.27 ± 0.01
Pancreas wet weight
(g/ 100 g of body weight)
0.32 ± 0.01 0.37 ± 0.02 0.34 ± 0.02 0.34 ± 0.03
Fat deposition
 Paritoneal fat (g/ 100 g of body weight) 1.12 ± 0.12a 0.91 ± 0.08a 2.37 ± 0.16b 1.65 ± 0.15a
 Epididymal fat (g/ 100 g of body weight) 0.91 ± 0.08 1.05 ± 0.15 1.14 ± 0.09 1.06 ± 0.09
 Mesenteric (g/ 100 g of body weight) 0.69 ± 0.19 0.45 ± 0.07 0.63 ± 0.09 0.83 ± 0.07
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SEM. n = 7. One way ANOVA followed by Newman-Keuls post hoc test were done for statistical comparison. Values are considered significance at p < 0.05. a vs b, control vs HCHF or HCHF vs tretment which are different at p < 0.05