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Table 2 Effect of dietary cholesterol and/or resistance training on body mass, food intake, and body composition

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

Variable   CC RTC RT
Baseline body mass (g) No CL 408.0 ± 6.7 418.0 ± 10.3 403.9 ± 10.4
CL 404.5 ± 10.0 412.5 ± 11.4 400.1 ± 12.0
Post-study body mass (g) No CL 443.4 ± 14.4 463.1 ± 8.1 404.7 ± 16.7*
CL 444.9 ± 12.5 444.2 ± 15.3 417.6 ± 15.1*
Average daily food intake (g/day) No CL 24.1 ± 0.6 21.7 ± 0.9§ 20.4 ± 0.8§
CL 24.0 ± 0.3 22.8 ± 0.8§ 21.4 ± 0.4§
Baseline lean mass (g) No CL 338.6 ± 4.5 345.7 ± 9.8 338.8 ± 7.4
CL 353.5 ± 15.7 344.8 ± 7.0 327.1 ± 9.4
Post-study lean mass (g) No CL 350.9 ± 8.6 375.7 ± 10.7 336.3 ± 9.9*
CL 356.5 ± 4.9 362.0 ± 11.5 343.1 ± 12.6*
Baseline fat mass (g) No CL 43.6 ± 2.6 50.6 ± 6.2 46.0 ± 3.4
CL 43.3 ± 4.4 45.4 ± 4.6 43.8 ± 2.4
Post-study fat mass (g) No CL 72.3 ± 6.3 54.9 ± 5.9§ 42.8 ± 6.1§
CL 63.8 ± 4.5 51.8 ± 4.7§ 43.9 ± 4.4§
  1. Data are means ± standard error (group size n). CC = Cage Control. RTC = Resistance training control. RT = Resistance training. CL = Cholesterol. n = 4–8 per group
  2. *Significantly different (P < 0.05) from RTC groups
  3. §Significantly different (P < 0.05) from CC groups