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Table 2 Body weight at birth and weaning, serum albumin, glucose, insulin and leptin concentrations of weaned rats from mothers maintained on control (C) or low-protein (LP) diets during pregnancy and lactation

From: Effect of nutritional recovery with soybean flour diet on body composition, energy balance and serum leptin concentration in adult rats

  Groups
Variable C LP
Body weigth at birth (g) 5.3 ± 0.2
(6)
4.9 ± 0.2*
(4)
Body weigth at weaning (g) 103 ± 9
(6)
28 ± 4**
(6)
Albumin (g/l) 37 ± 6
(6)
23 ± 5*
(6)
Glucose (mmol/l) 5.0 ± 0.9
(6)
5.4 ± 1.2
(6)
Insulin (pmol/l) 387 ± 253
(6)
145 ± 44*
(5)
Leptin (pg/ml) 3,598 ± 1,286
(6)
2,759 ± 755
(6)
  1. Values are means ± SD of numbers of litters or rats in parentheses. *Indicates means values significantly different (nonpaired t tests; p < 0.05).