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Table 1 Body weight, bone biomarkers and characteristics of OVX control rats and their sham-operated controls fed low vitamin K diets for 6 wk1,2

From: Vitamin K supplementation does not prevent bone loss in ovariectomized Norway rats

  Sham OVX
Body weight, g 273.6 ± 3.5 329.6 ± 3.6*
Biochemical Measures   
Serum Ca, mg/L 113.1 ± 1.1 114.3 ± 0.8
Serum PO4, mg/L 89.1 ± 2.5 90.9 ± 2.2
Bone Strength   
Ultimate Force, N 366.4 ± 24.2 231.8 ± 17.0*
Stiffness, Nmm 225.6 ± 20.4 163.9 ± 20.1*
Femur Ca, mg/g 122.2 ± 3.3 133.3 ± 1.8*
  1. 1 Values are means ± SED, n = 16. 2 Low vitamin K diet (Harlan Teklad, TD. 97053, PK: 0.14 mg/kg diet). * Different from Sham, P < 0.05