Parameters and Treatments C I G IG
Initial body weight 181 ± 6   183 ± 4 181 ± 9 185 ± 8
Final body weight (g) 230 ± 10 263 ± 16***  233 ± 18 254 ± 6 * +++xx
Food consumption (g/day/rat) 8.3 ± 0.6 3.7 ± 0.3 *** 7.8 ± 0.4 4.4 ± 0.5 *** +++xxx
Water consumption (ml/day/rat) 2.8 ± 0.4        1.7 ± 0.5*** 3.1 ± 0,8 2.1 ± 0.6 *** ++xxx
Ingested iron (g/day/rat) 0.59 ± 0.08 3.18 ± 0.78*** 0.62 ± 0.12 3.27 ± 0.46 ***
Ingested garlic (g/day/rat) - - 0.39 ± 0.09 0.22 ± 0.02
Treated I, G and IG vs controls C: *: p ≤ 0.05, ***: p ≤ 0.001; Treated IG vs treated I: ++:  p ≤ 0.01, +++:  p ≤ 0.001; Treated IG vs treated G: XX: p ≤ 0.01, XXX: p ≤ 0.001
Table 1: Body weight (n=10), Daily food (n=30), water (n=30), iron and garlic intake (n=30) by 2 months aged rats: controls (group C), treated by FeCl2 (group I), by garlic (group G) or by both FeCl2 and garlic (group IG) for 45 days.