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Table 3 Skeletal muscle weight and composition

From: Long-term high-fat-diet feeding induces skeletal muscle mitochondrial biogenesis in rats in a sex-dependent and muscle-type specific manner

  Gastrocnemius   Soleus  
  Control HFD ANOVA Control HFD ANOVA
Tissue weight (g)
Male 5.14 ± 0.16 5.23 ± 0.08 S 0.244 ± 0.018 0.262 ± 0.024 S, D
Female 3.20 ± 0.12b 3.59 ± 0.11a, b   0.152 ± 0.018b 0.226 ± 0.014a  
Relative tissue weight (g/Kg)
Male 9.27 ± 0.33 8.01 ± 0.29a S, D, S*D 0.440 ± 0.035 0.401 ± 0.039 NS
Female 11.1 ± 0.4b 7.88 ± 0.37a   0.525 ± 0.065 0.497 ± 0.035  
Triglyceride (mg/g tissue)
Male 6.88 ± 0.89 8.79 ± 1.77 NS 22.2 ± 3.2 19.1 ± 1.5 S, S*D
Female 7.78 ± 1.85 10.9 ± 1.3   12.5 ± 1.6b 18.7 ± 1.0a  
Protein (mg/g tissue)
Male 81.6 ± 2.4 84.7 ± 3.8 NS 76.3 ± 1.9 60.8 ± 1.4a D
Female 81.5 ± 1.8 78.7 ± 4.7   75.2 ± 4.0 69.8 ± 2.1b  
  1. Values are expressed as the mean ± S.E.M of eight animals per group. ANOVA (p < 0.05): S sex effect, D HFD effect, S*D sex and HFD interactive effect and NS non significant effect. Student's t-test (p < 0.05):a HFD vs control, b female vs male.