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Table 4 Effects of different ratio of N-3/N-6 on the weight gain and feed intake of male SD rats

From: Effect of different dietary omega-3/omega-6 fatty acid ratios on reproduction in male rats

Items Diet 1 Diet 2 Diet 3 Diet 4 Diet 5
Ratio of n-3/n-6 0.13 0.40 0.85 1.52 2.85
Initial Body weight(g) 316 ± 12 316 ± 14 312 ± 12 315 ± 10 314 ± 13
Final weight(g) 388 ± 10a 395 ± 12a 405 ± 11ab 421 ± 15b 417 ± 12b
Weight gain(g) 71 ± 4a 79 ± 3 a 92 ± 6b 106 ± 5c 103 ± 5bc
Food intake (g/day) 22.26 ± 2.04 22.13 ± 1.95 22.39 ± 2.11 23.32 ± 3.02 23.95 ± 2.48
  1. Data were presented as means ± standard deviation (n = 16), and value in the same row with different superscript letters denotes significant difference (p < 0.05).