Parameter Group Pre-gestational period (Time)
0 week 1st week 2nd week 3rd week 4th week 5th week
Body weight
(g)
ND 115.66 ± 3.64a 142.00 ± 3.60b 155.21 ± 4.17bc 166.28 ± 1.86cd 176.91 ± 4.47def 189.86 ± 4.76ef
FSD 119.75 ± 2.59a 160.41 ± 3.68c 176.08 ± 2.66de 191.75 ± 1.54fg 205.58 ± 1.76gh 214.06 ± 1.41h
Food intake
(g/day/rat)
ND -- 12.40 ± 0.31a 14.42 ± 0.58abc 14.53 ± 0.34abc 15.93 ± 0.45bc 16.17 ± 0.62c
FSD -- 16.65 ± 0.23c 15.82 ± 0.74bc 14.47 ± 0.47abc 13.73 ± 0.6ab 12.72 ± 0.28a
Data shown as mean ± SEM of six rats Data shown as mean ± SEM of six rats For each parameter, values with the same superscript letter are similar (non-significant, P>0.05) whereas others aren’t (significant, P<0.05). ND: Normal Diet-fed rats, FSD: Fatty Sucrosed Diet-fed rats.
Table 1(a): Body weight and food intake of female rats during pre-gestational period