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Table 2 Adipose tissue cell sizes of rat offspring of ad libitum -fed (AD) and undernourished (UN) mothers

From: Metabolic programming of adipose tissue structure and function in male rat offspring by prenatal undernutrition

  AD UN Two Way ANOVA1
(μm2) ScAT RpAT ScAT RpAT PN AT I
Mean 5779A 7709B 7606B 10021C    
cell size ±274 ±353 ±373 ±519 P < 0.001 P < 0.0001 n.s.
Minimum 1832A 2352B 2743B 3349C    
cell size2 ±132 ±189 ±199 ±282 P < 0.001 P < 0.01 n.s.
Maximum 15525A 23462B 19053B 34269C    
cell size2 ±1344 ±1961 ±932 ±1848 P < 0.001 P < 0.001 P < 0.01
  1. Values are given as mean ± SEM; n = 16/group; ScAT = subcutaneous adipose tissue, RpAT = retroperitoneal adipose tissue.
  2. 1Factor PN = prenatal nutrition; factor AT = adipose tissue; I = interaction; Means marked with different upper case letters (A, B and C) are significantly different with at least p<0.05; Fisher´s PLSD posthoc test).
  3. 2Smallest and largest cells of each animal were analysed.