Table 4: Organ relative weights in rats that were treated orally with multiple LAB Strains for 28 days.

Organ (%)   ControlMultiplex LAB strains
Normal doseHigh dose

HeartM0.32 ± 0.04a0.3 ± 0.03a0.31 ± 0.03a
F0.31 ± 0.03a0.32 ± 0.02a0.34 ± 0.03a

LiverM3.63 ± 0.3b3.28 ± 0.21a3.36 ± 0.23a
F3.23 ± 0.22a3.27 ± 0.36a3.26 ± 0.21a

Kidney (L)M0.37 ± 0.04a0.36 ± 0.02a0.36 ± 0.02a
F0.37 ± 0.03a0.35 ± 0.03a0.32 ± 0.07a

Kidney (R)M0.36 ± 0.03a0.34 ± 0.01a0.35 ± 0.02a
F0.36 ± 0.02a0.34 ± 0.02a0.35 ± 0.01a

SpleenM0.26 ± 0.02b0.22 ± 0.05a0.22 ± 0.03a
F0.22 ± 0.02a0.25 ± 0.03a0.23 ± 0.02a

Testicle (L)M0.43 ± 0.04a0.43 ± 0.05a0.43 ± 0.05a

Testicle (R)M0.44 ± 0.04a0.44 ± 0.04a0.43 ± 0.05a

Ovary (L)F0.09 ± 0.02a0.14 ± 0.05a0.08 ± 0.03a

Ovary (R)F0.08 ± 0.02a0.14 ± 0.06a0.09 ± 0.02a

All values are represented as the mean ± S.D. of Wistar rats ( = 8–10/sex/dose).
M: male; F: female.
a,b compared with the control group by ANOVA followed by Duncan’s test.
Relative weight = (organ weight/body weight) × 100%.