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Table 1 Effect of 28 days of hindlimb unloading on body, skeletal muscle and adrenal mass

From: The effects of hindlimb unloading versus dietary cholesterol and resistance training on rat skeletal muscle responses

  Cage Control (n = 7) Hindlimb Unloading (n = 6)
Baseline body mass (g) 481.6 ± 15.0 478.8 ± 12.8
Post-study body mass (g) 494.0 ± 16.2 455.0 ± 12.1
Gastrocnemius (mg) 2553.8 ± 77.8 1907.1 ± 53.5*
Gastrocnemius to body mass (mg/g) 5.18 ± 0.09 4.20 ± 0.13*
Plantaris (mg) 535.7 ± 19.9 420.7 ± 15.7*
Plantaris to body mass (mg/g) 1.08 ± 0.02 0.93 ± 0.04*
Adrenal mass (mg) 28.8 ± 2.3 51.7 ± 18.9
Adrenal to body mass (mg/g) 0.06 ± 0.01 0.11 ± 0.04§
  1. Data are means ± standard error (SE)
  2. *Significantly different (P < 0.005) from cage control animals
  3. §Significantly different (P < 0.05) from cage control animals