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Table 1 Lee index range, naso-anal length,final body weight and absolute and relative weights of male reproductive organs from control and MSG groups

From: Glutamate-induced obesity leads to decreased sperm reserves and acceleration of transit time in the epididymis of adult male rats

Groups Control (n = 9) MSG (n = 9)
Lee index range 0.189 – 0.314 0.369 – 0.424
Final body weight (g) 487.30 ± 12.10 421.40 ± 10.72*
Naso-anal length (cm) 24.10 ± 0.25 18.50 ± 0.50*
Testis (g) 1.66 ± 0.08 1.00 ± 0.06*
Testis (g/100g) 0.34 ± 0.02 0.24 ± 0.01*
Epididymis (mg) 668.83 ± 20.00 392.00 ± 32.24*
Epididymis (mg/100g) 138.42 ± 5.17 93.00 ± 6.60*
Ventral prostate (mg) 605.50 ± 38.74 220.00 ± 68.70*
Ventral prostate (mg/100g) 125.11 ± 9.00 50.96 ± 15.70*
Seminal vesicle (g) 1.70 ± 0.18 0.44 ± 0.10*
Seminal vesicle (g/100g) 0.35 ± 0.03 0.10 ± 0.02*
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM. * p < 0.05 (Student’s t-test).