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Table 1 Body mass, food intake, and tissues weight of studied groups.

From: β-Hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMβ) supplementation stimulates skeletal muscle hypertrophy in rats via the mTOR pathway

Variables Control (n = 7) ME ± SEM HMβ (n = 7) ME ± SEM P Value
Weight (g)    -
   Initial 306.10 ± 6.24 307.40 ± 3.65 -
   Final 393.80 ± 11.98 409.60 ± 9.81 -
   Variation (g) 87.70 102.20 0.163
Food intake (g) 22.01 ± 2.31 22.89 ± 2.43 0.402
EDL (g) 0.156 ± 0.002 0.162 ± 0.001 0.022*
Soleus (g) 0.177 ± 0.006 0.205 ± 0.011 0.024*
RPAT (g) 5.744 ± 0.870 4.624 ± 0.438 0.136
MEAT (g) 2.474 ± 0.225 2.207 ± 0.104 0.151
Liver (g) 11.56 ± 0.13 12.25 ± 0.41 0.110
  1. EDL: extensor digitorum longus muscle, RPAT: retroperitoneal adipose tissue, MEAT: mesenteric adipose tissue.
  2. *p < 0.05 vs. Control group.