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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).