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Table 2 Body weight, food intake and feed efficiency ratio in the experimental rat groups

From: Functional role of selenium-fortified yogurt against aflatoxin-contaminated nuts in rats

Variables Initial weight (g) Body weight gain (g) Food intake (g/w) FER
Groups
Negative control consumed 3% mixed fresh nuts 130.77 ± 5.50a 120.2 ± 5.80a 15.11 ± 1.30a 0.132 ± 0.003a
Positive control consumed 3% mixed nuts contaminated with aflatoxins 131.87 ± 5.50a 100.21 ± 8.99d 14.50 ± 1.69a 0.114 ± 0.002c
Rat groups consumed 3% pistachios, cashews, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts contaminated with aflatoxins
 Pistachios with selenium-fortified yogurt 131.91 ± 5.44a 110.33 ± 4.35a 14.90 ± 2.53a 0.123 ± 0.004b
 Cashews with selenium-fortified yogurt 131.71 ± 5.44a 112.45 ± 5.40a 14.09 ± 2.49a 0.133 ± 0.003a
 Walnuts with selenium-fortified yogurt 131.61 ± 5.44a 113.43 ± 3.85a 15.01 ± 2.30a 0.125 ± 0.004b
 Almonds with selenium-fortified yogurt 131.53 ± 5.44a 115.39 ± 3.50a 15.11 ± 1.90a 0.127 ± 0.005b
 Hazelnuts with selenium-fortified yogurt 131.49 ± 5.44a 114.82 ± 5.50a 15.39 ± 2.04a 0.124 ± 0.002b
  1. (g/w): gram/week, FER feed efficiency ratio
  2. Mean values in each column having different letters (a, b, c and d) are significantly different at p < 0.05
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