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Table 1 Animal characteristics

From: DHEA administration and exercise training improves insulin resistance in obese rats

  Sedentary (n = 10) DHEA (n = 10) Training (n = 10) Training-DHEA (n = 10)
Muscle weight (g/body weight)
Soleus 0.32 ± 0.02 0.48 ± 0.04 * 0.56 ± 0.03 *† 0.57 ± 0.04 *†
Gastrocnemius 3.63 ± 0.6 4.31 ± 0.3 * 4.66 ± 0.3 *† 4.73 ± 0.3 *†
Epididymal fat (g) 38.2 ± 4.8 27.4 ± 3.6 * 33.8 ± 2.8 23.7 ± 4.1 *‡
Dietary intake(g/day) 19.74 ± 0.62 19.64 ± 0.37 19.61 ± 0.43 19.59 ± 0.53
Pre-fasting glucose(mg/dl) 154 ± 11.5 159 ± 10.2 162 ± 8.7 158 ± 9.8
Post-fasting glucose(mg/dl) 148 ± 10.5 102 ± 9.5 * 92 ± 7.8 * 84 ± 6.5 *†
  1. DHEA: dehydroepiandrosterone.
  2. Pre-fasting glucose: fasting glucose level before DHEA administration and/or exercise training.
  3. Post-fasting glucose: fasting glucose level after DHEA administration and/or exercise training.
  4. Data are means ± SE.
  5. * P < 0,05, vs Sedentary control group.
  6. P < 0.05, vs DHEA treatment group.
  7. P < 0.05, vs Training group.