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Table 3 Pregnancy and birth outcomes in Control and CAF dams

From: Exposure to maternal cafeteria diets during the suckling period has greater effects on fat deposition and Sterol Regulatory Element Binding Protein-1c (SREBP-1c) gene expression in rodent offspring compared to exposure before birth

  Control dams (n = 14) Mean SEM CAF dams (n = 12) Mean SEM
Gestational age (days) 22 0.10 22 0.001
Litter size 13 0.65 13 0.68
Birth weight (g) 7.15 0.17 6.03** 0.13
Live pups 13 0.77 12 0.65
Litters with dead pups (N,%)a 0,0%   5,42%**  
Percent male pups 47.7 2.6 55.20 3.7
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM. Differences between groups assessed by a Student’s unpaired test
  2. **denotes significance at P < 0.01
  3. aValues expressed as percentage of total litters. Differences between groups assessed by Chi-squared test