Table 5

Morphometric and biochemical determinations in the heart of obese rats

Groups


Cardiac determinations

Ob

Ob-Olive

Ob-Oleuropein

Ob-Cafeic


Heart weight (g)

1.05 ± 0.08

1.01 ± 0.08

1.04 ± 0.08

1.04 ± 0.09

Heart weight/body weight (g/kg)

2.67 ± 0.23

2.62 ± 0.24

2.61 ± 0.08

2.62 ± 0.09

Total protein (g/g tissue)

0.16 ± 0.02

0.17 ± 0.01

0.17 ± 0.01

0.18 ± 0.03

LH (nmol/g tissue)

127.89 ± 7.57

135.00 ± 2.28

127.95 ± 9.32

126.83 ± 8.69

TAS (%)

30.89 ± 3.55

30.12 ± 1.44

30.24 ± 3.54

31.02 ± 3.54

LH/TAS

4.19 ± 0.63

4.49 ± 0.26

4.30 ± 0.75

4.15 ± 0.68

SOD (μmol/g protein)

9.56 ± 0.92

8.95 ± 1.14

9.78 ± 0.31

9.06 ± 1.36

Catalase (nmol/g protein)

973.1 ± 126.1

1084.3 ± 99.5

1039.0 ± 75.1

1064.3 ± 235.3

GSH-Px (nmol/mg protein

5.90 ± 2.44

5.37 ± 1.50

6.55 ± 1.26

5.80 ± 0.54

LDH (nmol/mg protein)

780.0 ± 83.4

878.9 ± 137.8

758.6 ± 96.8

792.2 ± 71.8


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; LH, lipid hydroperoxide; TAS, total antioxidant substances; SOD, superoxide dismutase; GSH-Px, glutathione peroxidase; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase.

ap < 0.05 vs. Ob group.

bp < 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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