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Table 1 Characteristics of rats after 4 months of experimental period

From: Beneficial effects of cherry consumption as a dietary intervention for metabolic, hepatic and vascular complications in type 2 diabetic rats

Variables ND HFHF HFHF/ND HFHF/NDCherry HFHFCherry
Physiological variables
Weight gain from 2 to 4 months (g) 63.4 ± 6.9 97.5 ± 4.60* 13 ± 12.14***$$$ 36.12 ± 9.5$$$ 95.12 ± 12.0
Final body weight (g) 558 ± 15.3 628 ± 12.6** 570 ± 13.4$ 581 ± 12.2$ 652.95 ± 20.71***
Body mass index (BMI) (g/cm2) 0.78 ± 0.003 0.86 ± 0.02* 0.76 ± 0.02$ 0.79 ± 0.03 0.88 ± 0.05*
Abdominal circumference (cm) 22.14 ± 0.59 24.9 ± 0.78* 22.08 ± 1.34$ 23.5 ± 0.62 25.25 ± 0.98*
Abdominal fat (g) (% vs. total weight) 12.22 ± 1.74 34.60 ± 1.38*** 18.33 ± 3.39$$$ 17.92 ± 2.43$$$ 29.85 ± 3.57***
2.17 ± 0.27 4.37 ± 0.96*** 3.17 ± 0.49$$$ 3.07 ± 0.40$$$ 4.58 ± 0.52***
Plasmatic lipidic profile
Fasting leptin (ng/mL) 13.23 ± 0.99 37.24 ± 5.39*** 15.88 ± 1.08$$$ 20.77 ± 13.87$$ 51.26 ± 3.96***$$
Total cholesterol (mM) 1.37 ± 0.12 2.21 ± 0.30** 1.71 ± 0.25 1.52 ± 0.16$ 2.86 ± 0.29***
Triglycerides (μM) 805.2 ± 175.2 1523 ± 184.6** 878 ± 199.7$ 650.2 ± 164.7$$ 1313 ± 189.4***$$$
Free fatty acids (μmol/L) 82.11 ± 10.64 234.4 ± 29.39*** 155.3 ± 14.12*$$ 130 ± 11.67*$ 354 ± 85.71***
Plasmatic oxidative profile
Lipid peroxide, TBARS (μM malondialdehyde) 35 ± 1.14 62.81 ± 8.86* 34.7 ± 0.91$$$ 33.41 ± 2.08$$$ 52.2 ± 9.54*
Total antioxidante capacity (mM trolox equivalent) 5.75 ± 0.18 5.75 ± 1.167 5.99 ± 0.131 6.62 ± 0.086*$ 4.36 ± 0.492**$$
  1. Experiments were performed six times
  2. * Significant difference vs. ND; $ vs. HFHF; * and $ : P < 0.05; ** and $$ : P < 0.01; *** and $$$ : P < 0.001