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Table 2 Effect of ω-3 PUFAs supplementation on body weight changes, uterine weight and serum estradiol status in ovariectomized (OVX) rats

From: Antidepressant activity of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in ovariectomized rats: role of neuroinflammation and microglial polarization

GroupBody weight gain (g)Uterine weight (mg)Estradiol (pg/ml)
Control227.49 ± 12.22621.68 ± 106.31106.06 ± 9.97
PUFA231.19 ± 19.61592.19 ± 77.09117.77 ± 12.03
OVX278.95 ± 10.92**155.84 ± 32.62**29.26 ± 5.37**
OVX + PUFA283.34 ± 12.66161.25 ± 48.0735.04 ± 7.52
  1. Data are means ± SD (n = 7–9). ** p < 0.01 compared to control group