TABLE 1

Comparisons of food intake, body weight, fat weight, plasma glucose, insulin, leptin, and GH in rats treated with rat ghrelin or saline for 3 days

ControlGhrelin-treated
n55
Food intake (g/72 h)97.8 ± 4.5116.0 ± 6.2*
Initial body weight (g)373 ± 12379 ± 13
Final body weight (g)376 ± 14391 ± 15
Δ Body weight (g)2.8 ± 2.511.8 ± 2.9*
Epididymal fat weight (g)3.6 ± 0.33.9 ± 0.3
Retroperitoneal fat weight (g)3.2 ± 0.44.2 ± 0.4
Inguinal fat weight (g)3.8 ± 0.34.0 ± 0.2
Plasma glucose (mg/dl)144.8 ± 3.2148.6 ± 5.1
Plasma insulin (ng/ml)4.56 ± 0.434.90 ± 0.28
Plasma leptin (ng/ml)5.65 ± 1.396.99 ± 0.83
Plasma GH (ng/ml)8.61 ± 3.186.45 ± 1.38
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • *

    * P < 0.05 compared with the control group.