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Table 4 Length, abdominal circumference and individual fat depots as a percentage of bodyweight in male and female offspring at 3 and 6 weeks of age

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

  Male Female
  C-C n = 9 CAF-C n = 5 C-CAF n = 4 CAF-CAF n = 7 C-C n = 9 CAF-C n = 6 C-CAF n = 6 CAF-CAF n = 7
Mean SEM Mean SEM Mean SEM Mean SEM Mean SEM Mean SEM Mean SEM Mean SEM
3 weeks
 Nose-tail length (cm) 14.90b 0.20 14.50b 0.50 13.50a 0.10 13.40a 0.30 14.30b 0.30 14.20b 0.40 13.20a 0.30 13.30a 0.20
 Abcirc (cm) 10.70 0.30 10.30 0.10 10.20 0.20 10.40 0.20 10.60b 0.10 10.60b 0.30 9.90a 0.40 9.80a 0.20
 Gonadal fat 0.19a 0.02 0.20a 0.02 0.37b 0.05 0.38b 0.04 0.27a 0.03 0.24a 0.03 0.61b 0.05 0.61b 0.06
 Interscapular fat 0.63a 0.03 0.59a 0.04 1.04b 0.11 0.86b 0.1 0.64a 0.04 0.69a 0.03 0.90b 0.04 0.84b 0.04
 Retroperitoneal 0.40a 0.02 0.40a 0.07 0.76b 0.05 0.96b 0.07 0.43a 0.02 0.33a 0.02 0.75b 0.05 0.72b 0.02
 Omental fat 0.55a 0.03 0.51a 0.06 0.77b 0.06 0.73b 0.05 0.48a 0.03 0.55a 0.04 0.65b 0.02 0.78b 0.04
 Subcutaneous fat 3.88a 0.18 4.66a 0.35 8.22b 0.58 9.27b 0.57 4.92a 0.36 4.55a 0.49 9.36b 0.23 8.57b 0.47
6 weeks
 Nose-tail length (cm) 22.10b 0.30 21.10a 0.30 21.80b 0.10 21.10a 0.30 21.20b 0.30 20.60b 0.30 20.00a 0.30 19.80a 0.40
 Abcirc (cm) 16.50 0.40 16.90 0.50 16.20 0.20 16.00 0.30 15.50b 0.30 15.10b 0.50 14.80a 0.30 14.40a 0.30
 Gonadal fat 0.67 0.05 0.74 0.10 0.72 0.04 0.69 0.02 0.97 0.07 0.80 0.13 0.77 0.08 0.77 0.12
 Interscapular fat 0.31 0.03 0.34 0.05 0.39 0.03 0.36 0.02 0.34a 0.02 0.31a 0.01 0.37b 0.03 0.38b 0.02
 Retroperitoneal 0.74 0.09 0.87 0.08 0.86 0.06 0.87 0.06 0.77 0.06 0.64 0.05 0.72 0.06 0.80 0.11
 Omental fat 0.71 0.05 0.68 0.04 0.74 0.03 0.74 0.07 0.84 0.03 0.64 0.07 0.69 0.05 0.68 0.07
 Subcutaneous fat 4.08 0.24 4.88 0.21 4.02 1.09 4.63 0.14 4.63 0.28 3.73 0.36 4.48 0.36 4.31 0.18
  1. Values are expressed as means ± SEM. Differences between groups and sexes assessed by 3-way ANOVA. Different superscripts indicate significant differences between groups (P < 0.05)