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Table 1 Follicle counts of ovarian specimens from diosgenin, DHEA, old and young groups

From: Observation of the influences of diosgenin on aging ovarian reserve and function in a mouse model

Group n Primordial Primary Secondary Antral Pre-ovulation Atretic
Diosgenin 8 18.63 ± 10.06 17.00 ± 2.14 6.63 ± 2.26 6.75 ± 2.92 2.13 ± 2.64 1.88 ± 2.23
DHEA 8 10.50 ± 3.38 15.00 ± 4.00 8.50 ± 3.89 7.25 ± 2.82 0.50 ± 0.53 1.13 ± 1.36
Old 8 8.88 ± 4.88 9.63 ± 2.97 5.88 ± 2.64 6.25 ± 3.01 1.50 ± 1.93 3.63 ± 1.92
Young 8 27.38 ± 8.62 23.25 ± 8.29 30.25 ± 8.92 65.50 ± 17.39 10.63 ± 3.46 0.50 ± 0.76
F   10.979 10.321 40.821 84.182 30.431 5.272
P   < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 0.005
  1. (1) Values with superscripts are significantly different compared with the value for the dio group ( P < 0.05); (2) values with superscript are significantly different compared with values for the OLD group ( P < 0.05); (3) values with superscript are significantly different compared with values for the DHEA group ( P < 0.05). Values are mean ± SD