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Table 4 Retroperitoneal (RET) and epididymal (EPI) adipocyte area 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 RET μm2 EPI μm2
C 14619 ± 591.47 14809 ± 626.37
TC5 12115 ± 534.62 * 8413.9 ± 267.49 *
TC2 14768 ± 678.49 + 16594 ± 766.18 *+
H 17058 ± 565.45 ° 13059 ± 385.89
TH5 9243.6 ± 291.99 *° 8121.5 ± 218.36 *
TH2 11830 ± 414.32 *+° 11065 ± 334.52 *+°
  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).