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Table 3 Effect of Control, wheat bran and barley based diets on weight gain, organ and tissue weights of lean and obese Zucker rats1

From: Cereal based diets modulate some markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in lean and obese Zucker rats

  Lean Obese     
  Control Wheat bran Barley Control Wheat bran Barley SEM Phenotype Diet P * D
Final body weight (g) 420 a 420 a 438 a 612 b 574 b 646 b 16.9 0.0001 0.034 0.244
Weight gain (g/wk) 20.6 a 20.3 a 21.9 a 33.3 b 29.5 b 35.9 b 1.2 0.0001 0.006 0.121
Organ weights (g)           
   Liver 9.4 a 10.5 a 10.3 a 21.0 c 18.1 bc 16.7 b 0.77 0.0001 0.109 0.005
   Heart 1.11 1.10 1.16 1.17 1.24 1.23 0.034 0.007 0.346 0.554
   Kidney 1.1 a 1.1 a 1.2 ab 1.4 b 1.3 b 1.4 b 0.05 0.0001 0.349 0.591
Adipose tissue weights (%BW)2 1.7 a 1.6 a 1.7 a 2.6 b 2.8 b 2.4 b 0.2 0.0001 0.757 0.437
   Mesenteric 1.9 a 1.9 a 1.9 a 3.0 b 3.4 b 2.9 b 0.2 0.0001 0.398 0.470
   Epididymal 2.2 a 2.2 a 2.0 a 5.9 b 5.5 b 5.3 b 0.4 0.0001 0.541 0.852
Retroperitoneal Inguinal 3.2 a 3.3 a 2.9 a 17.6 b 17.9 b 16.4 b 1.5 0.0001 0.805 0.936
  1. 1A different letter in the same row denotes significant difference, P < 0.05. Data is presented as a mean and pooled SEM, n = 8.
  2. 2 %BW, data is expressed as a percentage of rat body weight