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Table 3 Calorimetric parameters of obese rats.

From: Effects of olive oil and its minor phenolic constituents on obesity-induced cardiac metabolic changes

  Groups
Calorimetric parameters Ob Ob-Olive Ob-Oleuropein Ob-Cafeic
VO2 (ml/min) 3.46 ± 0.11 3.60 ± 0.27 3.78 ± 0.23 4.00 ± 0.14ab
VCO2 (ml/min) 2.49 ± 0.002 2.47 ± 0.002a 2.47 ± 0.014a 2.48 ± 0.005c
RQ 0.84 ± 0.03 0.64 ± 0.03a 0.70 ± 0.11a 0.66 ± 0.03a
RMR (kcal/h) 0.97 ± 0.01 0.97 ± 0.04 1.05 ± 0.06 0.42 ± 0.07abc
VO2/body weight (ml/h.kg) 8.75 ± 0.53 9.39 ± 1.35 9.49 ± 0.88 10.12 ± 0.93
VO2/surface area (ml/h.g0.7) 3.15 ± 0.12 3.35 ± 0.42 3.43 ± 0.29 3.64 ± 0.27
RQ/body weight 0.21 ± 0.02 0.16 ± 0.01a 0.17 ± 0.02a 0.17 ± 0.01a
RQ/surface area 1.28 ± 0.10 0.99 ± 0.08a 1.06 ± 0.16a 1.00 ± 0.07a
RMR/body weight (kcal/h.kg) 2.46 ± 0.23 2.54 ± 0.34 2.63 ± 0.27 1.06 ± 0.23abc
Fat oxidation (mg/min) 1.38 ± 0.28 3.31 ± 0.57a 2.85 ± 1.26a 3.42 ± 0.42a
Carbohydrate oxidation (mg/min) 1.19 ± 0.25 Not detected Not detected Not detected
Energy Balance (kcal/day) 62.93 ± 4.27 62.42 ± 4.60 63.11 ± 4.57 76.55 ± 5.05abc
  1. Values are given as mean ± SD.
  2. Ob, Obese rats receiving saline; Ob-Olive, obese rats receiving olive oil; Ob-Oleuropein, obese rats receiving oleuropein; Ob-cafeic, obese rats receiving cafeic acid; VO2, oxygen consumption; VCO2, dioxide carbon production; RQ, respiratory quotient; RMR, resting metabolic rate.
  3. a p < 0.05 vs. Ob group.
  4. b p < 0.05 vs. Ob-Olive group.
  5. c p < 0.05 vs. Ob-Oleuropein group.