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Table 3 Carcass composition of weaned rats from mothers maintained with 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 (6) LP (6)
  g
Carcass fresh 75 ± 7 21 ± 4*
Protein 14.0 ± 1.4 3.8 ± 0.4*
Lipid 11.4 ± 0.8 2.4 ± 0.7*
Water 47 ± 5 14 ± 3*
Ash 2.3 ± 0.2 0.9 ± 0.1*
  g/100 g of carcass weight
Protein 18.8 ± 0.4 18.4 ± 2.1
Lipid 15.4 ± 1.7 11.7 ± 3.0*
Water 62.7 ± 1.4 65.5 ± 3.5
Ash 3.1 ± 0.1 4.4 ± 0.5*
  1. Values are means ± SD for the number of rats in parentheses. *Indicates means values significantly different (nonpaired t tests; p < 0.05).