Table 1

Effect of vitamin A supplementation on food intake and physical parameters in WNIN/Ob lean and obese rats

AI

AII

BI

BII


Pre-treatment body weight (g)

375 ± 16

362 ± 25

628 ± 38

590 ± 11


Post-treatment body weight (g)

406 ± 23

452 ± 15

916 ± 48

778 ± 19*


Body weight (g)

91 ± 20

89 ± 14

285 ± 19

188 ± 14#


Daily food intake (g)

18 ± 0.6

18 ± 0.8

26 ± 1.4

26 ± 0.9


Visceral fat (g/100 g body.wt)

2.3 ± 0.4

2.5 ± 0.4

10.5 ± 0.7

7.0 ± 0.5#


Values are mean ± S.E of 8 rats. Values with # and * mark are significant at P < 0.01 and < 0.05 level respectively (by one-way ANOVA). Comparisons were made between normal and high vitamin A-fed groups of each phenotype (AI-Lean: 2.6 mg vitamin A/Kg diet, AII-Lean: 129 mg vitamin A/Kg diet, BI-Obese: 2.6 mg vitamin A/kg diet and BII-Obese: 129 mg vitamin A/kg diet)

Sakamuri et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:70   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-70

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