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Table 3 Haematological data in Wistar rats from the Groups 1 to 4 (see text for details)

From: Effects of astaxanthin supplementation on chemically induced tumorigenesis in Wistar rats

Group number Erythrocytes cells/mm3 Leukocytes cells/mm3 Lymphocytes% Monocytes% Neutrophils% Eosinophils% Basophils%
Average value 1 8.102.000±1.323.924 10.724±6.912 48.8 ± 8.37 7.1 ± 2.37*A 40.1 ± 4.66 4 ± 2.81 0.3 ± 0.6
  2 8.814.285±1.593.402 13.864±3.986 57.5 ± 10 5 ± 2 31.2 ± 12 5.8 ± 3 0.3 ± 1
  3 8.615.000±631.691 9.450±1.610 61 ± 7 3.5 ± 2 26.2 ± 9 8.3 ± 2 0
  4 9.340.000±2.323.575 18.350±4.729 59.8 ± 12.12 4.7 ± 1.93 28.8 ± 13.02 6.3 ± 5.15 0.1 ± 0.25
  1. Differences are not significant except for monocytes (Group 1 vs. Group 3).
  2. A: statistic assessment of the Group 1 with the Group 3 (P < 0.05).