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Table 1 Characteristics of rats at the end of the study (12 weeks)

From: Cardiac fibrosis and dysfunction in experimental diabetic cardiomyopathy are ameliorated by alpha-lipoic acid

Group n Glycemia (mmol/l) Body weight (g) Heart wt/body wt (mg/g)
NC 8 6.44 ± 0.24 480 ± 35 2.62 ± 0.16
NC + ALA 8 6.26 ± 0.19 492 ± 35 2.60 ± 0.18
STZ 8 28.41 ± 2.84* 273 ± 45* 3.25 ± 0.25*
STZ + ALA 8 26.25 ± 3.49* 277 ± 20* 3.06 ± 0.23*#
  1. Eight rats per group. Data are presented as mean values ± standard deviation.
  2. *p < 0.05 vs. NC group; # p < 0.05 vs. STZ group.