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Table 2

Comparison of absolutes values (g/cm2) and mean percentage changes from baseline of the total tibia BMD among the three groups measured at baseline (before OVX), three and six months after OVX. BMD: bone mineral density; OVX: ovariectomy; G: Glycyrrhiza glabra extract. SD: Standard Deviation.

Total tibial BMD
Group Baseline, mean ± sd 3 months, mean ± sd 6 months, mean ± sd P value within group % change baseline-3 months, mean ± sd P value between groups 3 months % change baseline-6 months, mean ± sd P value between groups 6 months
Control 0.214 ± 0.032 0.215 ± 0.010 0.228 ± 0.015 0.224 5.31 ± 4.75 11.59 ± 9.12
OVX 0.225 ± 0.015 0.204 ± 0.007 0.195 ± 0.009 0.040 −8.87 ± 3.80 = 0.003 −13.03 ± 5.11 < 0.001
OVX + G 0.209 ± 0.013 0.215 ± 0.016 0.206 ± 0.017 <0.0005 3.30 ± 6.31 −0.84 ± 7.63