Table 1

General characteristics and calorimetric parameters of rats after 42 days of standard fed (C), and hypercaloric fed (Ob) diets

Groups


Parameters

C

Ob


Final body weight (g)

335.75 ± 54.32

397.66 ± 36.54a

Surface area (g0.7)

58.51 ± 6.60

65.96 ± 4.29a

BMI (g/cm2)

0.54 ± 0.03

0.65 ± 0.05a

Food consumption (g/day)

25.4 ± 4.6

25.3 ± 1.4

Energy intake (kcal/day)

70.07 ± 4.30

86.27 ± 4.09a

VO2 (ml/min)

3.80 ± 0.06

3.46 ± 0.11a

VCO2 (ml/min)

2.35 ± 0.001

2.49 ± 0.002a

RQ

0.63 ± 0.04

0.84 ± 0.03a

RMR (kcal/h)

1.07 ± 0.02

0.97 ± 0.01a

VO2/body weight (ml/h.kg)

11.58 ± 1.78

8.75 ± 0.53a

VO2/surface area (mL/h.g0.7)

3.94 ± 0.42

3.15 ± 0.12a

RQ/body weight

0.19 ± 0.03

0.21 ± 0.02

RQ/surface area

1.10 ± 0.02

1.28 ± 0.10a

RMR/body weight (kcal/h.kg)

3.25 ± 0.04

2.46 ± 0.23a

Fat oxidation (mg/min)

3.50 ± 0.39

1.38 ± 0.28a

Carbohydrate oxidation (mg/min)

-

1.19 ± 0.25a

Energy balance (kcal/day)

49.65 ± 5.51

62.93 ± 4.27ª


Values are given as mean ± SD.

C, control rats; Ob, obese rats; BMI, body mass index; VO2 oxygen consumption; VCO2 dioxide carbon production; RQ, respiratory quotient; RMR, resting metabolic rate.

ap < 0.05 vs. C group.

Ebaid et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:46   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-46

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