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Table 2 Food intake, caloric efficiency, body weight and composition of rats after four weeks on the experimental diets

From: Energy expenditures & physical activity in rats with chronic suboptimal nutrition

Level (%) Food intake (g/100 g BW) Caloric efficiency (kcal/g) Initial body weight (g) Final body Weight (g) Delta body weight gain (g) Fat-free mass (g) Fat-mass (g) Total body water (%)
100 34.8 ± 7.1 21.8 ± 1.6 80.6 ± 8.4 227.6 ± 38.3 148.5 ± 32.3 201.6 ± 33.4 26.0 ± 6.7 62.0 ± 5.4
80 27.9 ± 5.7* 23.1 ± 2.7 84.3 ± 9.0 220.5 ± 17.5 136.3 ± 10.5 200.8 ± 17.5 19.7 ± 5.3* 66.7 ± 5.1
70 17.7 ± 1.7* 19.9 ± 1.9 82.4 ± 2.9 159.1 ± 10.0* 76.7 ± 12.0* 143.8 ± 8.7* 15.3 ± 3.5* 61.7 ± 6.9
60 16.0 ± 2.4* 27.3 ± 7.8* 90.0 ± 9.4 151.6 ± 7.7* 61.6 ± 11.0* 142.0 ± 7.6* 9.6 ± 2.7* 67.3 ± 3.3*
  1. * = p < 0.05 in comparison to ad-libitum fed controls utilizing ANOVA with LSD.