Table 6

Mean organ-to-brain weight ratios of male and female rats that consumed PGX® for 90 days

Organ

Control

1.25%

2.5%

5.0%


Males

Heart

0.72 ± 0.06

0.74 ± 0.04

0.71 ± 0.05

0.72 ± 0.07

Kidneys (paired)

1.56 ± 0.11

1.47 ± 0.09

1.47 ± 0.17

1.45 ± 0.09

Liver

5.63 ± 0.58

5.64 ± 0.43

5.87 ± 0.96

5.90 ± 0.37

Spleen

0.41 ± 0.07

0.38 ± 0.04

0.37 ± 0.03

0.40 ± 0.03

Testes (paired)

2.04 ± 0.12

2.05 ± 0.12

2.02 ± 0.18

2.05 ± 0.15

Adrenals (paired)

0.032 ± 0.005

0.030 ± 0.005

0.031 ± 0.006

0.031 ± 0.003

Epididymides

0.795 ± 0.056

0.810 ± 0.090

0.833 ± 0.86

0.873 ± 0.073

Thymus

0.160 ± 0.029

0.181 ± 0.029

0.161 ± 0.017

0.148 ± 0.042

Females

Heart

0.52 ± 0.06

0.52 ± 0.05

0.50 ± 0.03

0.49 ± 0.04

Kidneys (paired)

1.03 ± 0.06

0.99 ± 0.08

0.97 ± 0.11

0.95 ± 0.06

Liver

3.56 ± 0.39

3.57 ± 0.39

3.42 ± 0.34

3.47 ± 0.26

Spleen

0.35 ± 0.06

0.35 ± 0.06

0.34 ± 0.05

0.31 ± 0.03

Uterus

0.37 ± 0.09

0.41 ± 0.13

0.35 ± 0.10

0.35 ± 0.09

Adrenals (paired)

0.039 ± 0.007

0.038 ± 0.003

0.039 ± 0.007

0.039 ± 0.005

Ovaries

0.066 ± 0.014

0.069 ± 0.015

0.074 ± 0.029

0.072 ± 0.021

Thymus

0.124 ± 0.025

0.133 ± 0.032

0.134 ± 0.028

0.135 ± 0.028


Matulka et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:1   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-1

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