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Table 2 Anthropometrics of hypercholesterolemic male hamsters receiving BaP treatment for 0, 3, 7, 10, 14, and 21 days

From: ProAlgaZyme subfraction improves the lipoprotein profile of hypercholesterolemic hamsters, while inhibiting production of betaine, carnitine, and choline metabolites

  T0 T3 T7 T10 T14 T21
Anthropometric data       
Body weight gain, g/4 wks 32.7 ± 2.1 40.8 ± 3.7 50.6 ± 6.2* 44.2 ± 3.0 34.4 ± 3.5 39.8 ± 2.9
Food intake, g/d 7.1 ± 0.1 7.4 ± 0.2 7.5 ± .02 7.4 ± 0.2 6.9 ± 0.2 7.4 ± 0.1
Food efficiency ratio, g gain/g feed 0.16 ± 0.01 0.2 ± 0.02 0.22 ± 0.01* 0.2 ± 0.01 0.17 ± 0.01 0.19 ± 0.01
Fluid intake,
PAZ/water
1.0 ± 0.0 0.96 ± 0.04 0.95 ± 0.05 1.1 ± 0.04 1.0 ± 0.06 1.1 ± 0.04
Liver *102/body weight 4.6 ± 0.1 4.9 ± 0.1 4.7 ± 0.1 4.8 ± 0.1 4.7 ± 0.1 4.5 ± 0.2
  1. Notes: Hamsters were fed high fat diet for 4 weeks, followed by high fat and BaP treatment for 0, 3, 7, 10, 14, and 21 days. Values are mean ± SE, N = 10 (T0) or N = 8 (T3, T7, T10, T14, and T21). * P < 0.05 when compared with T0 group. Statistical analysis ANOVA with Tukey’s procedure was used, SPSS software.