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Table 2 Liver weigth (LW) and ratio LW/body weight of rats under food restricted schedules.

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

Treatment LW (g) LW/BW × 100
Food ad libitum   
08:00 h 13.5 ± 0.8 4.2 ± 0.2
11:00 h 13.8 ± 0.6× 4.1 ± 0.3×
14:00 h 14.7 ± 0.9 4.3 ± 0.1
Food restricted schedule   
08:00 h 6.5 ± 0.2* 3.6 ± 0.3*
11:00 h 6.1 ± 0.3* 3.2 ± 0.2*
14:00 h 8.2 ± 0.4* 3.3 ± 0.2*
24 h Fasting   
11:00 h 9.7 ± 0.3 3.2 ± 0.3
  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 (*), and different from 24-h fasting group (x). Differences derived from Tukey's post hoc test (α = 0.05). BW = body weight.