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Table 1 Number of animals and weight in groups and subgroups±

From: Brown adipose tissue uptake of triglyceride-rich lipoprotein-derived fatty acids in diabetic or obese mice under different temperature conditions

Number of animals
Start of experiment Control Diabetic Obese
Room temperature 4 6 6
Acute cold 4 6 6
Cold acclimated 4 6 6
Included in study Control Diabetic (*) Obese (+)
Room temperature 4 4 5
Acute cold 4 4 5
Cold acclimated 4 3 6
Weight (start experiment) Control Diabetic Obese
Room temperature 19.3 ± 0.7 19.3 ± 0.5 19.0 ± 0.9
Acute cold 19.3 ± 0.7 19.2 ± 0.7 19.7 ± 0.5
Cold acclimated 19.8 ± 0.7 19.5 ± 0.5 20.2 ± 0.4
Weight (end of experiment) Control Diabetic Obese
Room temperature 20.5 ± 1.0 17.7 ± 1.6 24.6 ± 1.4
Acute cold 20.8 ± 0.2 18.7 ± 0.7 22.4 ± 1.8
Cold acclimated 20.3 ± 1.2 18.6 ± 0.6 23.6 ± 0.5
  1. (*) Drop-out caused by insufficiently developed hyperglycemia (n = 5) or reaching of humane endpoint due to combination of cold exposure and hypoglycemia shortly after streptozocin administration (n = 2)
  2. ( +) Drop-out caused by equipment failure