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Table 6 Effects of different ratio of N-3/N-6 on reproductive capacity 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
Litter size(n) 8.88 ± 1.75c 9.33 ± 1.03bc 9.17 ± 2.03c 12.3 ± 1.75a 11.33 ± 2.06ab
Birth weight (g) 5.83 ± 0.54b 5.93 ± 0.28b 6.22 ± 0.15ab 6.43 ± 0.39a 6.57 ± 0.28a
  1. Note: Data are presented as means ± standard deviation (n = 8), and means in the same row with different superscript letters denotes significant difference (p < 0.05).