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Table 1 Pregnancy outcomes

From: The effect of feeding a low iron diet prior to and during gestation on fetal and maternal iron homeostasis in two strains of rat

  RHL Wistar
  Control Low iron Control Low iron
  n=11 n=8 n=10 n=10
Maternal body weight at mating (g) 204.4 ± 3.7b 203.0 ± 3.5b 224.2 ± 4.3a 225.7 ± 6.1a
Pregnancy weight gain (g) 146.0 ± 5.2a 136.7 ± 5.8a 107.9 ± 4.7b 106.2 ± 4.9b
Litter size 13.2 ± 0.8 13.6 ± 1.2 11.2 ± 0.7 12.0 ± 0.9
Mean fetal weight (g) 4.7 ± 0.1a 4.0 ± 0.2b 4.5 ± 0.1a 4.6 ± 0.1a
Mean placental weight (g) 0.51 ± 0.01a 0.55 ± 0.04a 0.48 ± 0.04b 0.43 ± 0.02b
  1. Pregnancy weight gain, litter size and fetal and placental weights in Rowett Hooded Lister (RHL) and Wistar rats exposed to a control or low iron diet prior to and during pregnancy. Data are presented as means ± s.e.m. (a>b, P<0.05).