Figure 1: Arthritis index score (a) and consumption of food per 100 g/body weight (b), with the aggregate weight gain development (c) in days 4–14, following adjuvant injections within both the high-Met and control groups. Increased ASI corresponds to decreased food intake. Conversely, high-Met diets led to a rise in food consumption in comparison with the control group. Arthritic rats in the variable group collectively amassed a greater weight gain than the base group. Data are expressed as means ± SEM ().