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Table 1 Change of body weight (BW) of rats after 3 weeks under restricted feeding schedules.

From: Daytime food restriction alters liver glycogen, triacylglycerols, and cell size. A histochemical, morphometric, and ultrastructural study

Treatment Initial BW (g) Final BW (g) Δ BW (%)
Food ad libitum    
08:00 h 151 ± 3 320 ± 21 169 (112%)
11:00 h 150 ± 2 329 ± 26 179 (119%)
14:00 h 153 ± 2 337 ± 31 184 (120%)
Food restricted schedule    
08:00 h 150 ± 2 182 ± 17* 32 (21%)*
11:00 h 151 ± 3 192 ± 20* 41 (27%)*
14:00 h 149 ± 1 246 ± 23* + 97 (65%)* +
24 h Fasting    
11:00 h 321 ± 4 298 ± 3 -23 (-7%)
  1. Values are means ± SE for 6 independent observations. Male Wistar rats were under food restriction for three weeks. Food access from 12:00 to 14:00 h. Control groups included rats fed ad libitum and rats fasted for 24 h. Results are expressed as mean ± SEM of 6 independent determinations. Significant difference between RFS and ad-libitum groups (*), within the same experimental group (+), and different from 24-h fasting group (x). Differences derived from to Tukey's post hoc test (α = 0.05).