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Table 1 Animal characteristics from body composition, serum basal levels of adiponectin, insulin, glucose and corticosterone of Control (C), Stressed (CS), Fish Oil (F) and Fish oil Stressed (FS) groups

From: Fish oil consumption prevents glucose intolerance and hypercorticosteronemy in footshock-stressed rats

  C CS F FS p
Initial body weight (g) 94.6 ± 3.4 94.6 ± 5.1 91.9 ± 3.9 92.2 ± 3.2 ns
Final body weight (g) 369.2 ± 9.3 373.3 ± 10.9 376.9 ± 9.5 361.6 ± 10.2 ns
Carcass content      
Protein (g/100 g) 16.3 ± 1.6 16.9 ± 0.9 17.1 ± 1.8 18.9 ± 1.5 ns
Fat (g/100 g) 8.6 ± 1.0 8.8 ± 1.2 7.7 ± 1.2 8.0 ± 1.1 ns
Relative weight      
RET (g/100 g) 2.00 ± 0.17 1.54 ± 0.15 1.48 ± 0.09 1.24 ± 0.17* 0.05
EPI (g/100 g) 2.12 ± 0.20 1.97 ± 0.18 1.71 ± 0.26 1.43 ± 0.11 ns
LIV (g/100 g) 2.88 ± 0.05 2.83 ± 0.13 2.91 ± 0.08 2.65 ± 0.03 ns
Adiponectin (mg/mL) 7.34 ± 0.56 8.04 ± 0.71 7.57 ± 0.54 7.49 ± 0.58 ns
Insulin (ng/mL) 1.01 ± 0.37 0.96 ± 0.29 0.75 ± 0.16 0.67 ± 0.21 ns
Glucose (mg/dL) 95.1 ± 3.4 133.4 ± 10.1§ 93.5 ± 3.0 125.19 ± 6.0§ 0.0001
Corticosterone (ng/mL) 182.0 ± 23.5 376.1 ± 40.1* 122.2 ± 9.1 108.8 ± 42.7 0.04
  1. Data are means ± SEM. N = 6 rats/group. * Different from Control (C) group p < 0.05. § Different from Control (C) and Fish Oil (F) groups p < 0.05.