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Research Article

Antidepressant-Like Effect of Selected Egyptian Cultivars of Flaxseed Oil on a Rodent Model of Postpartum Depression

Table 3

Effect of different treatments on body weight and immune organ index.

GroupsInitial body weight (g)Final body weight (g)Weight gain (g)Weight of thymus (mg)Thymus index (mg/g)Weight of spleen (mg)Spleen index (mg/g)

Sham155.4 ± 1.69211.5 ± 1.2056.1 ± 1.78195.6 ± 4.70C0.93 ± 0.021769.3 ± 25.23.64 ± 0.11
PPD157.3 ± 2.23182.6 ± 2.3125.3 ± 3.14146.8 ± 3.500.80 ± 0.017552.6 ± 8.093.03 ± 0.07
PPD + G9160.5 ± 1.65211.1 ± 1.0950.6 ± 1.71188.7 ± 2.600.89 ± 0.014733.3 ± 10.93.47 ± 0.05
PPD + G10158.3 ± 2.61208.1 ± 3.1649.8 ± 3.02183.5 ± 2.200.88 ± 0.015685.3 ± 22.53.29 ± 0.08
PPD + FLX155.1 ± 1.25210.9 ± 2.8155.8 ± 2.48190.4 ± 3.630.90 ± 0.018746.9 ± 15.73.54 ± 0.05

Each value represents the mean of 8 rats ± SE. In the same column, different letters indicate a significant difference between groups using one-way ANOVA by using SPSS software (version 22) followed by Duncan’s multiple-comparison test at . PPD: postpartum depression; G9 and G10: flaxseed oils from cultivars Giza 9 and Giza 10; and FLX: fluoxetine.

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