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Table 1 General characteristics of animals

From: Intense exercise training induces adaptation in expression and responsiveness of cardiac β-adrenoceptors in diabetic rats

  Sedentary controls
(n= 34)
Trained
controls
(n= 20)
Sedentary diabetics
(n= 35)
Trained
diabetics
(n= 28)
BW (g) 504.1 ± 6.3 478.3 ± 10.3 * 293.1 ± 11.4 *† 330.2 ± 11.4 *†‡
HW (mg) 1263.5 ± 31.3 1244.3 ± 40.7 861.8 ± 46.8*† 946.7 ± 34.5*
LVW (mg) 1106.0 ± 42.1 1104.8 ± 48.7 741.7 ± 41.1*† 878.6 ± 53.5*†‡
HW/BW (mg/g) 2.5 ± 0.1 2.7 ± 0.1 3.4 ± 0.1* 2.9 ± 0.1*‡
LVW/BW (mg/g) 2.2 ± 0.1 2.3 ± 0.3 2.6 ± 0.1*† 2.6 ± 0.1*†
Blood glucose
(mg/dl)
128.7 ± 3.7 124.3 ± 3.7 556.2 ± 13.6*† 497.4 ± 23.8*†‡
  1. BW indicates body weight; HW, heart weight; LVW, left ventricular weight; HW/BW, heart/body weight; LVW/BW, left ventricular/body weight. Data are presented as mean ± SEM. *= significantly different from sedentary control rats (p <0.05), † = significantly different from trained control rats, ‡ = significantly different sedentary diabetic rats (p <0.05).