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Table 5 Carcass composition, absolute and relative weight of white adipose tissue retroperitoneal (RET) and perirenal (PERI) 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 (8) CS (8) LC (7) LS (7) LL (7)
  g
Carcass fresh 318 ± 42 300 ± 27 199 ± 16a 159 ± 186b 80 ± 29c
Protein 76 ± 5 70 ± 17 50 ± 36a 38 ± 4b 17 ± 6c
Lipid 45 ± 10 36 ± 14 19 ± 86a 11 ± 3b 8 ± 5b
RET 9.93 ± 1.38 7.16 ± 1.57 3.90 ± 1.756a 2.18 ± 0.56b 1.22 ± 1.10b
PERI 3.80 ± 0.73A 2.46 ± 0.49AB 1.37 ± 0.60Ca 0.90 ± 0.36Cab 0.43 ± 0.32b
  g/100 g of carcass weight
Protein 24.2 ± 2.9 23.1 ± 5.1 25.0 ± 0.7a 24.0 ± 0.4b 21.9 ± 0.9c
Lipid 14.2 ± 3.0 12.0 ± 5.0 9.6 ± 3.3 6.9 ± 1.0 9.3 ± 3.8
  g/100 g of body weight
RET 2.30 ± 0.23 1.78 ± 0.34 1.43 ± 0.54 0.98 ± 0.22 0.92 ± 0.61
PERI 0.87 ± 0.13 0.61 ± 0.10 0.50 ± 0.20 0.40 ± 0.13 0.34 ± 0.15
  1. Values are means ± SD for the numbers of rats in parentheses. Means with different superscript capital letters are significantly different by two-way ANOVA and with superscript minuscule letters are significantly different by one-way ANOVA followed by Tukey test (p < 0.05).