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Table 2 Histopathological scores of the pancreas of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats (70 mg/kg) treated with different doses of yeast β-glucan

From: Therapeutic effects of different doses of prebiotic (isolated from Saccharomyces cerevisiae) in comparison to n-3 supplement on glycemic control, lipid profiles and immunological response in diabetic rats

Treatment Pancreatic islet cell number reduction score
Normal (−) Mild (+) Moderate (++) Severe (+++)  
Control 5 0 0 0 +
n-3 0 3 3 1 *
0 mg 0 5 2 0 *
10 mg 0 4 2 1 *
20 mg 0 4 2 1 *
40 mg 0 4 3 0 *
  1. *No statistically significant differences among diabetic groups according to the Kruskal-Wallis test (p > 0.05). + Significant difference in relation to diabetic groups according to the Kruskal-Wallis test (p < 0.05)