Table 6

Comparisons of ad libitum-fed and pair-fed TGF-α/Lep+Lepob mice with and without MTsa

Final body weight (g)Carcass weight (g)Fat pad weight (g)
Ad libitum-fed
 No MT (n = 7)20.36 ± 1.80b18.729 ± 1.650.3264 ± 0.151
 MT (n = 23)31.76 ± 1.40b28.379 ± 1.217b1.5085 ± 0.218b
Pair-fed
 No MT (n = 18)26.1 ± 1.4723.710 ± 1.4441.1895 ± 0.228
 MT (n = 15)27.78 ± 0.65b25.060 ± 0.608c1.1236 ± 0.164b
  • a Values are means ± SE. Data were analyzed by 2 × 2 ANOVA.

  • b Indicates a significant effect of the presence of MTs.