Table 2: Effects of sunflower oil and cocoa butter, alone or in combination, on initial and final body weight, body weight gain, and total feed consumption in rats (g).

ParametersControl 
( : 12)
Sunflower oil 
( : 12)
Cocoa butter 
( : 11)
Sunflower oil + cocoa butter 
( : 12)
P value

Initial BW 279.33 ± 3.71281.75 ± 7.52274.83 ± 9.29286.42 ± 8.21NS
Final BW303.50 ± 5.85295.83 ± 7.55304.18 ± 9.82316.42 ± 9.70NS
BWG 24.17 ± 4.4514.08 ± 9.77 28.45 ± 15.5130.00 ± 12.47 NS
TFC 1468.67 ± 56.86a1245.42 ± 28.06b 1642.31 ± 62.45a1448.67 ± 71.20a0.008

The mean values within the same row with different superscripts letter a,b are significantly different. Data were expressed as mean ± standard error. NS: not significant and : number of animals.