Table 6

Estrogenicity of lignans in immature rats as measured by uterine weight

Treatment groupnRelative uterine weight (mg/100 g bw)
Control946 ± 5a
Control + 10% ethanol548 ± 8a
Diethylstilbestrol 2 μg/kg bw8164 ± 20b
Finrozole 10 mg/kg bw631 ± 3c
ENL 50 mg/kg bw647 ± 5a
MR 50 mg/kg bw455 ± 9a
SECO 50 mg/kg bw649 ± 6a
HMR 50 mg/kg bw649 ± 7a
  • a–c Relative weights with the different letters a, b, and c indicate statistically significant differences. (P < 0.05) between the treatment groups tested by Kruskal-Wallis (median) test followed by Mann-Whitney U test.