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Table 1 Mean body parameters

From: A 72-hour high fat diet increases transcript levels of the neuropeptide galanin in the dorsal hippocampus of the rat

Measurement Control diet High fat diet p value
Body weights
 Body weight, initial (g) 299.4 ± 0.46 298.7 ± 0.66 0.802
 Body weight, final (g) 318.4 ± 0.445 320.1 ± 0.772 0.528
 72-Hour weight gain (g) 19.05 ± 0.36 21.28 ± 0.30 0.093
Final tissue weights
 Inguinal adipose tissue (g) 6.32 ± 0.070 6.71 ± 0.101 0.326
 Epididymal adipose tissue (g) 3.61 ± 0.049 3.89 ± 0.072 0.335
 Retroperitoneal adipose tissue (g) 3.31 ± 0.029 3.53 ± 0.081 0.444
 Omental adipose tissue (g) 0.183 ± 0.011 0.155 ± 0.004 0.460
 Pericardial adipose tissue (g) 0.586 ± 0.009 0.534 ± 0.015 0.380
 Total white adipose tissue (g) 14.2 ± 0.152 14.8 ± 0.178 0.376
 Subscapular brown adipose tissue (g) 0.43 ± 0.006 0.43 ± 0.008 0.994
 Liver weight (g) 14.4 ± 0.131 13.3 ± 0.080 0.050
  1. After 72 h of control (n = 10) or high fat diet (n = 10), animals were weighed and fasted for 2 h before sacrifice. Inguinal, epididymal, retroperitoneal, omental, and pericardial white adipose depots; subscapular brown adipose; and livers were dissected and weighed. Statistics were performed using t test.