Table 3

Calorimetric parameters of obese rats.

Groups


Calorimetric parameters

Ob

Ob-Olive

Ob-Oleuropein

Ob-Cafeic


VO2 (ml/min)

3.46 ± 0.11

3.60 ± 0.27

3.78 ± 0.23

4.00 ± 0.14ab

VCO2 (ml/min)

2.49 ± 0.002

2.47 ± 0.002a

2.47 ± 0.014a

2.48 ± 0.005c

RQ

0.84 ± 0.03

0.64 ± 0.03a

0.70 ± 0.11a

0.66 ± 0.03a

RMR (kcal/h)

0.97 ± 0.01

0.97 ± 0.04

1.05 ± 0.06

0.42 ± 0.07abc

VO2/body weight (ml/h.kg)

8.75 ± 0.53

9.39 ± 1.35

9.49 ± 0.88

10.12 ± 0.93

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

3.15 ± 0.12

3.35 ± 0.42

3.43 ± 0.29

3.64 ± 0.27

RQ/body weight

0.21 ± 0.02

0.16 ± 0.01a

0.17 ± 0.02a

0.17 ± 0.01a

RQ/surface area

1.28 ± 0.10

0.99 ± 0.08a

1.06 ± 0.16a

1.00 ± 0.07a

RMR/body weight (kcal/h.kg)

2.46 ± 0.23

2.54 ± 0.34

2.63 ± 0.27

1.06 ± 0.23abc

Fat oxidation (mg/min)

1.38 ± 0.28

3.31 ± 0.57a

2.85 ± 1.26a

3.42 ± 0.42a

Carbohydrate oxidation (mg/min)

1.19 ± 0.25

Not detected

Not detected

Not detected

Energy Balance (kcal/day)

62.93 ± 4.27

62.42 ± 4.60

63.11 ± 4.57

76.55 ± 5.05abc


Values are given as mean ± SD.

Ob, Obese rats receiving saline; Ob-Olive, obese rats receiving olive oil; Ob-Oleuropein, obese rats receiving oleuropein; Ob-cafeic, obese rats receiving cafeic acid; VO2, oxygen consumption; VCO2, dioxide carbon production; RQ, respiratory quotient; RMR, resting metabolic rate.

ap < 0.05 vs. Ob group.

b p < 0.05 vs. Ob-Olive group.

c p < 0.05 vs. Ob-Oleuropein group.

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

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