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Table 1 Body weight, hindlimb muscle weight, and femoral length in experimental rats

From: Jump exercise during hindlimb unloading protect against the deterioration of trabecular bone microarchitecture in growing young rats

  CON SUS JUM
  (n = 8) (n = 8) (n = 8)
Initial body weight (g) 238.95 ± 7.55 242.11 ± 6.85 238.15 ± 19.44
Final body weight (g) 312.04 ± 15.50 274.61 ± 18.45** 279.43 ± 19.44**
Hindlimb muscles weight
Soleus muscle (g) 0.12 ± 0.01 0.06 ± 0.01*** 0.07 ± 0.01***
Gastrocnemius muscle (g) 1.40 ± 0.10 1.14 ± 0.08*** 1.22 ± 0.11***
Total muscle mass (g) 1.52 ± 0.11 1.21 ± 0.09*** 1.29 ± 0.11***
Femoral length (mm) 36.37 ± 0.87 36.32 ± 0.32 36.17 ± 0.53
  1. All values represent mean ± SD. n, number of rats in each group; SUS, tail-suspended group; CON, sedentary cage control group for SUS; JUM, jump exercised group during tail suspension. Significant difference vs. CON group: **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001.