Body weight gain and daily food intake of SD rats following oral administration of galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS), assessed in acute and subacute toxicity tests
|Acute toxicity||Subacute toxicity|
|Body weight gain (g)||77.67±8.87||67.23±6.52||116.32±22.32||86.80±34.24|
|Food intake (g/d)||21.52±4.42||19.37±4.93||16.50±0.79||15.87±1.95|
|Body weight gain (g)||87.31±9.81||69.06±15.35||140.16±24.00||120.18±40.82|
|Food intake (g/d)||20.26±5.22||19.37±4.93||21.810±0.87||20.89±2.17|
Values are mean±SD for 5 rats/group.
The differences between the control and treated groups were evaluated by Student’s
Group for acute toxicity was given water vehicle or GOS at 5,000 mg/kg once followed by no treatment for 14 days. Group for subacute toxicity was given water vehicle or GOS at 1,000 mg/kg daily for 28 days.