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Figure 5: Effects of MECA on body weight gain and spleen/body weight ratio in CD mice. Body weights were measured at the beginning (day 1) and end (day 15) of the experiment. Changes in body weights were based on the average weights on day 15 and expressed as percentages of weight on day 1 (a). Spleen weights were also measured on day 15, at which time the spleen/body weight ratio was calculated (b). Abbreviations are the same as in Figure 2. All values are presented as the mean ± SD. ^{##}P < 0.01 vs. nontreated naïve mice (NOR); **P < 0.01 and ***P < 0.001 vs. nontreated CD mice (CTL) 
