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Table 3 Feed intake and body weight gains of lean rats (lean control), obese Zucker rats fed a control diet (obese control) or obese Zucker rats fed a diet supplemented with 3 g/kg diet carnitine (obese carnitine) for 4 wk 1

From: Carnitine supplementation to obese Zucker rats prevents obesity-induced type I to type II muscle fiber transition and favors an oxidative phenotype of skeletal muscle

  Lean Obese Obese
control control carnitine
Feed intake (g/d) 19.7 ± 0.2c 25.2 ± 0.5b 26.4 ± 0.4a
Initial body weight (g) 271 ± 3b 357 ± 6a 358 ± 7a
Final body weight (g) 367 ± 4b 501 ± 7a 496 ± 9a
Daily body weight gain (g) 3.35 ± 0.08b 5.03 ± 0.13a 4.85 ± 0.14a
Feed conversion ratio (g feed/g body weight) 5.90 ± 0.11a 5.02 ± 0.09b 5.18 ± 0.18b
  1. 1Data are expressed as means ± SEM, n = 12 rats/group. Means in a row without a common letter differ (P < 0.05).