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Table 3 Anthropometric parameters and food intake

From: High dietary cholesterol and ovariectomy in rats repress gene expression of key markers of VLDL and bile acid metabolism in liver

Variables SD SD + Chol (0.25 %) HF + Chol (0.25 %)
Sham Ovx Sham Ovx Sham Ovx
Final body weight (g) 353.9 ± 11.3 439.6 ± 14.5*** 347.5 ± 8.7 431.6 ± 25.7*** 391.6 ± 13.7 467.4 ± 15.6***
Intra-abdominal fat pad weights (g) 29.2 ± 4.4 39.3 ± 3.7** 26.6 ± 2.6 40.2 ± 4.9** 38.7 ± 3.8 43.8 ± 2.6**
Food intake (kcal/day) 82.7 ± 4.3 99.8 ± 4.2*** 81 ± 2.5 95.7 ± 7.0*** 94.9 ± 4.7†δ 110.1 ± 4.2***†δ
Uterus (g) 0.50 ± 0.03 0.10 ± 0.01*** 0.51 ± 0.07 0.10 ± 0.01*** 0.47 ± 0.05 0.11 ± 0.01***
  1. SD standard diet, HF + Chol (0.25 %) high fat + cholesterol, Ovx ovariectomised, Sham sham operated
  2. Values are mean ± SE with n = 8 rats per group
  3. **Significantly different from the sham groups (P < 0.01), ***(P < 0.001)
  4. Significantly different from SD diet (P < 0.05)
  5. δSignificantly different from SD+ Chol diet (P < 0.05)