Variables Control Arsenic Arsenic + THC   THC
Body weight Initial (g) 184±2.62    189 ± 6.21 191 ± 5.46 187 ± 7.02
Final (g) 216 ± 9.88 162 ± 7.45 195 ± 10.24 218 ± 8.46
Body weight gain (%) 15.78 5.95 12.46 16.07
Food intake (g/100 g bw/day) 22.15 ± 2.06a 17.34 ± 0.72b 19.56 ± 1.18c 25.02 ± 0.78a
Water intake (mL/rat/day) 17.13 ± 1.22a 11.04 ± 1.78b 14.47 ± 1.14c 18.43 ± 0.68a
Organ-body weight ratio (%) liver 2.41 ± 0.64a 3.52 ± 0.58b 3.07 ± 1.42c 3.76 ± 0.59a
Values are expressed mean ± SD for six rats in each group; a, b and cValues are not sharing a common superscript letter (a, b and c) differ significantly at p<0.05 (DMRT).
Table 1: Changes in body weight, body weight gain, food intake, water intake and organ-body weight ratio in control and experimental rats.