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Table 2 Food intake and body, liver, and kidney weights of animals

From: Comparative anti-inflammatory and lipid-normalizing effects of metformin and omega-3 fatty acids through modulation of transcription factors in diabetic rats

  Control (n = 6) STZ (n = 6) Metformin (n = 6) Flax oil (n = 6) Fish oil (n = 6)
Food intake (g)      
 Day 1 14.66 ± 3.58 30.83 ± 0.21** 33.66 ± 0.58 31.83 ± 2.69 30.00 ± 0.65
 Day 15 12.66 ± 2.41 23.33 ± 2.07* 27.00 ± 1.27 28.33 ± 1.80 16.66 ± 2.59
 Day 30 16.00 ± 2.22 26.50 ± 3.55* 27.00 ± 1.89 33.66 ± 0.45 31.50 ± 1.93
Body weights (g)
 Day 1 236.50 ± 3.48 235.50 ± 8.54 235.50 ± 13.91 245.83 ± 3.84 243.16 ± 15.15
 Day 15 292.16 ± 6.55 232.33 ± 20.28* 201.33 ± 14.02 231.83 ± 12.68 202.50 ± 11.64
 Day 30 345.50 ± 10.47 223.33 ± 30.34** 176.50 ± 14.93 211.33 ± 13.90 198.33 ± 11.47
Liver and kidney weights
 Liver weight (g) 9.97 ± 0.60 7.68 ± 0.59 6.60 ± 0.50 7.60 ± 0.51 8.24 ± 0.59
 Liver index (%) 2.87 ± 0.12 3.60 ± 0.31 3.78 ± 0.19 3.62 ± 0.20 4.17 ± 0.24
 Kidney weight (g) 1.60 ± 0.13 1.89 ± 0.08 1.76 ± 0.12 1.91 ± 0.07 1.84 ± 0.03
 Kidney index (%) 0.46 ± 0.03 0.90 ± 0.08** 1.01 ± 0.06 0.91 ± 0.04 0.94 ± 0.05
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SE
  2. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01 for comparison between the control and STZ group