Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Long-Term Oral Administration of Capsicum baccatum Extracts Does Not Alter Behavioral, Hematological, and Metabolic Parameters in CF1 Mice

Table 1

Effects of C. baccatum extracts on body weight (g), the relative weight of visceral organs and tissues (g/100 g b.w.), and food consumption (g/day) after a 60-day study in mice (200 mg/kg, per os).

ParametersControlEthanolButanol

Initial weight (g)33.7 ± 5.7233.3 ± 4.0330.7 ± 3.72
Final weight (g)44.2 ± 4.6843.1 ± 2.6843.4 ± 6.63
Weight gained (g)10.5 ± 3.63 9.8 ± 2.5212.7 ± 3.33
Weight gained (%)31.229.441.4
Food intake (g)/day9.5 ± 1.99.0 ± 1.711.0 ± 2.2
Relative epididymal fat pad weight (%)1.50 ± 0.481.02 ± 0.311.18 ± 0.34
Relative retroperitoneal fat pad weight (%)0.50 ± 0.290.26 ± 0.130.38 ± 0.20
Relative liver weight (%)5.52 ± 0.294.86 ± 0.17*5.94 ± 0.44
Relative kidney weight (%)1.82 ± 0.181.79 ± 0.151.78 ± 0.15
Relative heart weight (%)0.47 ± 0.020.46 ± 0.050.45 ± 0.04
Relative brain weight (%)1.07 ± 0.081.13 ± 0.041.08 ± 0.10
Relative lung weight (%)0.52 ± 0.070.56 ± 0.040.63 ± 0.11
Relative stomach weight (%)0.73 ± 0.070.69 ± 0.260.84 ± 0.15

*Significant difference compared with the control ( ). Values are mean ± SEM of 10 animals.