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Table 5 Body composition by carcass analysis after mild energy and zinc restriction.

From: Exogenous recombinant human growth hormone effects during suboptimal energy and zinc intake

Energy/zinc (%) 100/100 70/100 100/70 70/70
Dietary treatment GHi1 NSS2 GHi NSS GHi NSS GHi NSS
Body fat (%) 12.0 ± 1.3 12.8 ± 2.1 8.4 ± 2.6 8.3 ± 1.0 12.3 ± 1.4 12.6 ± 2.1 7.2 ± 1.0 8.8 ± 3.0
Fat-free mass (%) 88.0 ± 1.3 87.2 ± 2.2 91.6 ± 2.6 91.7 ± 1.0 88.1 ± 1.4 87.6 ± 0.9 92.8 ± 1.0 91.2 ± 3.0
Total Body water (%) 57.7 ± 3.3 60.3 ± 2.2 61.1 ± 1.6* 65.8 ± 2.1 57.3 ± 2.9 59.9 ± 1.6 58.8 ± 7.2* 66.6 ± 2.1
  1. * = P < 0.05 between treatment groups
  2. 1 Immunoreactive recombinant human growth hormone
  3. 2 Normal saline solution