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Table 1 Parameters after 18 weeks of STZ diabetes

From: Cardio-protective effects of carnitine in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

Variables Control [24] Diabetic [20] Diabetic +Carnitine [15]
Weight [grams] 802 ± 74 711 ± 39* 715 ± 64*
LVM/BW [Gm/kg body weight] 2.3 ± 0.4 2.7 ± 0.5* 2.3 ± 0.2
Heart rate [beats/minute] 324 ± 20 290 ± 19* 297 ± 22
HbA1c [%] 5.9 ± 0.8 10.9 ± 1.8* 10.6 ± 2.4*
Total Carnitine [nmol/ml] 54.6 ± 6.1 59.3 ± 9.7 70.2 ± 11.3
Free Carnitine [nmol/ml] 43.7 ± 1.4 19.1 ± 1.3* 54.8 ± 4.4
FFA [meq./l] 0.26 ± 0.11 0.54 ± 0.33* 0.41 ± 0.19*
  1. *Different from control p < 0.01