TABLE 3

Physical properties for control and vitamin E treatment in L-E rats

Nondiabetic rats
Diabetic rats
ControlVitamin EControlVitamin E
n96810
Initial body weight (g)205.6 ± 20.5200.0 ± 22.1206.3 ± 19.2202.0 ± 10.6
Final body weight (g)289.4 ± 19.1*288.3 ± 14.7*233.1 ± 19.1*245.0 ± 27.6*
Blood glucose (mg/dl)100.0 ± 9.596.0 ± 9.5373.3 ± 38.7*333.9 ± 61.6
AT (s)1.21 ± 0.201.12 ± 0.131.26 ± 0.531.27 ± 0.37
Artery diameter (pixels)7.2 ± 0.66.7 ± 0.66.5 ± 0.36.9 ± 0.7
Vein diameter (pixels)8.5 ± 1.28.5 ± 0.98.4 ± 0.68.3 ± 0.6
  • Data are means ± SD.

  • *

    * P < 0.01 compared with initial body weight (paired t-test);

  • P < 0.01 compared with nondiabetic control.