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Table 1 Body weight changes, muscle/body weights and cross sectional areas

From: Dietary selenium augments sarcoplasmic calcium release and mechanical performance in mice

  Control (10) Selenate NanoSe
0.5 ppm (6) 5 ppm (8) 0.5 ppm (6) 5 ppm (4)
Body weight change (g) 0.6 ± 0.2 2.3 ± 0.2* 3.6 ± 0.3* 2.5 ± 0.3* 1.3 ± 0.3*
Muscle/body weight (%) EDL 0.038 ± 0.003 (14) 0.050 ± 0.01# (11) 0.045 ± 0.001 (10) 0.051 ± 0.001# (10) 0.049 ± 0.001# (7)
SOL 0.038 ± 0.001 (10) 0.056 ± 0.002# (12) 0.046 ± 0.002# (15) 0.056 ± 0.001# (10) 0.049 ± 0.004# (7)
Cross sectional area (mm2) EDL 1.75 ± 0.13 1.95 ± 0.16 1.87 ± 0.11 1.84 ± 0.13 1.58 ± 0.15
SOL 1.49 ± 0.13 1.54 ± 0.79 1.25 ± 0.06 1.68 ± 0.20 1.24 ± 0.11
  1. *denotes significant increase (P < 0.05) compared to the starting body weight
  2. #denotes significant difference (P < 0.05) compared to control
  3. Numbers in parenthesis denote the number of animals or muscles