Table 3

Characteristics of MT development from ad libitum-fed, weight-cycled, and pair-fed TGF-α/Lep+Lepob female micea

Age at MT detection (weeks)% of mice in group with MT (no. with MT/total mice)MT weight (g)No. of MTs/mouse
Ad libitum-fed (n = 23)63.8 ± 2.6b77% (23/30)c1.034 ± 0.187b1.52 ± 0.25
Weight-cycled (n = 1)803% (1/30)c0.0631.00
Pair-fed (n = 15)73.5 ± 2.2b44% (15/33)c0.668 ± 0.127b1.73 ± 0.31
  • a Values are means ± SE.

  • b Ad libitum-fed and pair-fed significantly different by Student’s t test.

  • c Values are all different from each other by χ2 analysis.