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Table 1 Mean and standard deviations of body weight, Lee Index and body fat distribution in the two groups of animals prior and after the isocapnic intermittent hypoxia (IIH) or sham IIH exposure

From: Weight loss and brown adipose tissue reduction in rat model of sleep apnea

  IIH
(n = 8)
Sham IIH
(n = 5)
P
Initial body weight 446.75 ± 50.31 448.40 ± 62.67 0.362*
Final body weight 429.50 ± 52.88 451.60 ± 60.71 0.262*
Initial – final weight 17.25 ± 6.69 -3.20 ± 8.17 0.001**
Nasal – anal length 23.8 ± 0.8 23.4 ± 0.9 0.267*
Initial Lee index 0.320 ± 0.014 0.326 ± 0.015 0.111*
Final Lee index 0.315 ± 0.013 0.327 ± 0.014 0.015*
Initial-final Lee index 0.00428 ± 0.00187 -0.00079 ± 0.00188 0.001**
Gastrocnemius 1.04 ± 0.27 1.07 ± 0.17 0.308*
Heart 1.23 ± 0.137 1.24 ± 0.132 0.472*
Brown adipose tissue 0.51 ± 0.079 0.6 ± 0.075 0.054*
Epididymal fat 8.44 ± 2.558 9.65 ± 3.807 0.311*
Abdominal fat 19.58 ± 8.247 24.08 ± 16.048 0.528*
  1. **Mann-Whitney; exact one-tailed test; * Willcoxon test.