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Table 4 Initial and final body weight, serum total protein, albumin, glucose, insulin and leptin concentrations of adult rats maintained with control (CC and LC) or soybean flour (CS or LS) or low protein (LL) diets after weaning

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

  Groups
Variable CC CS LC LS LL
Initial body weight (g) 182 ± 22 (8) 189 ± 12 (8) 42 ± 11 (7) 45 ± 10 (7) 42 ± 11 (7)
Final body weight (g) 431 ± 27 (8) 387 ± 51 (8) 266 ± 24a (7) 220 ± 25b (7) 114 ± 35c (7)
Total protein (g/L) 63 ± 16 (8) 66 ± 3 (8) 67 ± 3a (7) 64 ± 4a (7) 54 ± 4b (7)
Albumin (g/L) 31 ± 5 (8) 33 ± 4 (8) 29 ± 2a (7) 31 ± 8a (7) 18 ± 8b (7)
Glucose (mmol/L) 3.6 ± 0.9 (6) 3.7 ± 0.5 (6) 3.6 ± 0.9 (6) 3.3 ± 0.8 (6) 3.1 ± 1.2 (5)
Insulin (pmol/L) 170 ± 35 (6) 211 ± 46 (6) 69 ± 18b (6) 117 ± 32a (6) 81 ± 22b (5)
Insulin/glucose ratio 49 ± 12 (6) 58 ± 14 (6) 19 ± 3b (6) 38 ± 15a (6) 28 ± 9b (5)
Leptin (pg/ml) 1,350 ± 371 (6) 1,724 ± 781 (6) 1,012 ± 345 (6) 1,512 ± 623 (6) 1,217 ± 934 (5)
  1. Values are means ± SD for the numbers of rats in parentheses. Means with different superscript letters are significantly different by one-way ANOVA followed by Tukey test (p < 0.05).