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Table 4 Hematological parameters of rats fed with breakfast food

From: Hepatotoxicity and biochemical evaluation of a novel breakfast food produced from the blend of fonio (Digitaria iburua Stapf) and pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh) in albino rats

Groups Hematological parameters
WBC (109/L) RBC (1012/L) HGB (g/dl) PCV (%) LYM (103/μL) MCV (10−15/L) PLT (103/μL)
Standard feed 11.08 ± 0.70a 7.10 ± 0.10b 9.96 ± 0.17b 38.44 ± 1.53b 80.52 ± 1.77a 54.08 ± 1.42a 510.25 ± 23.19a
Fonio 8.45 ± 0.94a 7.12 ± 0.27b 9.84 ± 0.59a,b 37.44 ± 1.02ab 73.36 ± 3.10a 52.66 ± 0.92a 536.00 ± 36.43a
80:20 F-P 9.72 ± 0.51a 6.28 ± 0.28a 8.74 ± 0.38a 34.14 ± 1.23a 81.80 ± 3.50a 54.64 ± 2.35a 546.25 ± 71.83a
Corn flakes 15.82 ± 2.56b 7.39 ± 0.14b 10.46 ± 0.22b 39.34 ± 1.52b 74.04 ± 4.86a 53.28 ± 1.96a 907.00 ± 82.33b
  1. Values were expressed as mean ± SEM and considered significant at p < 0.05. Values with different superscript letters along the same column are significantly different
  2. WBC white blood cell, RBC red blood cell, HGB hemoglobin, PCV parked cell volume, LYM lymphocytes, MCV mean corpuscular volume, PLT platelet
  3. F-P fonio pigeon pea