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Table 2 Data on reproduction efficiency and weight of animals at birth and during the first two weeks of age.

From: Differential effect of maternal diet supplementation with α-Linolenic acid or n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on glial cell phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylserine fatty acid profile in neonate rat brains

Parameters Experimental group
  ALA n-3 LC-PUFA
Mating efficiency (pregnant females/total mated females) 16/18 16/18
Parturition time after starting to mate (days) 24 ± 1 22 ± 1
Total number of newborn male rats (from 16 litters) 105 110
Total number of newborn female rats (from 16 litters) 100 118
Number of newborn rats per litter 12.8 ± 4.5 14.3 ± 3.0
Mean weight of the newborn rat (g) 7.7 ± 1.7 7.1 ± 0.7
Mean weight of the rat at birth after adjusting to 10 rats per litter (g) 7.7 ± 1.5 7.2 ± 0.6
Mortality during the first days of life (n) 1 at 7 days 3 at 7 days
Weight of the rat at day 14 (g) 46.3 ± 3.3 46.0 ±4.3
Brain weight at day 14 (g) 1.37 ± 0.13 1.34 ± 0.09