Table 2: Body weight gain of the rats during the treatment period.

GroupBody weight gain (g)Summed Mn dose (mg Mn°/animal)

C3161.7 ± 14.4
VC3149.9 ± 11.2
MnL3149.2 ± 13.9 (99.6%)17.94 ± 0.52
MnH3143.7 ± 23.6 (95.9%)71.58 ± 2.93
C33234.2 ± 19.7
VC33218.4 ± 20.9
MnL33210.9 ± 17.2* (96.5%)28.46 ± 0.55
MnH33195.2 ± 27.6**# (89.4%)83.42 ± 2.95
C6234.2 ± 25.0
VC6235.2 ± 15.3
MnL6226.1 ± 17.3 (96.2%)44.55 ± 1.00
MnH6211.0 ± 19.3# (89.7%)178.43 ± 8.53

For group codes, see Table 1. The data represent group averages (mean ± SD, 𝑛 = 8 ) of the difference between body weight on day 0 (before the first Mn administration) and the day of sacrifice.
* , **: 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 , 0.01 versus C; #: 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 versus VC.
Percent values in parentheses represent the weight gain in the Mn-treated groups compared to that in the corresponding VC group.