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Table 3 Relative weight of liver (LIV), gastrocnemius (GAST), retroperitoneal (RET) and epididymal (EPI) adipose tissue, and brown adipose tissue (BAT) in normal cholesterol chow diet and cholesterol-rich diet rats submitted to continuous moderate training (5 or 2 consecutive days/week) during 8 weeks

From: Effects of 2 or 5 consecutive exercise days on adipocyte area and lipid parameters in Wistar rats

Tissue/Group LIV (%) GAST (%) RET (%) EPI (%) BAT (%)
C 3.73 ± 0.07 0.48 ± 0.01 0.87 ± 0.06 1.23 ± 0.05 0.04 ± 0.01
TC5 3.67 ± 0.09 0.48 ± 0.01 0.51 ± 0.05 * 0.88 ± 0.03 * 0.12 ± 0.01 *
TC2 3.83 ± 0.11 0.49 ± 0.01 0.78 ± 0.06 1.18 ± 0.05 0.11 ± 0.01 *
H 4.69 ± 0.08 0.49 ± 0.01 1.09 ± 0.17° 0.90 ± 0.08 ° 0.06 ± 0.01
TH5 3.92 ± 0.10 0.49 ± 0.01 0.64 ± 0.04 * 0.60 ± 0.03 *° 0.13 ± 0.01 *
TH2 3.92 ± 0.10 0.48 ± 0.01 0.79 ± 0.05* 0.68 ± 0.03 *° 0.08 ± 0.01 *+o
  1. * p ≤ 0.05 comparing trained × sedentary groups; +p ≤ 0.05 comparing 5 × 2 days/week exercised groups; ° p ≤ 0.05 comparing normal cholesterol chow diet × cholesterol-rich diet groups. Sedentary control (C) and cholesterol-rich diet group (H); 5 and 2× per week continuous training control (TC5) (TC2); 5 and 2× per week continuous training cholesterol-rich diet group (TH5) (TH2).