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Table 2 Metabolic phenotype of fetuses at e18.5

From: Critical periods of increased fetal vulnerability to a maternal high fat diet

  C HF C-HF HF-C
N 33 53 32 43
Total Litter Weight (g) 16.9 ± 2.2A 12.9 ± 1.0AB 13.9 ± 1.9AB 11.6 ± 1.1B
Number of Pups per Litter 12.0 ± 1.6A 11.0 ± 0.7A 11.6 ± 0.3A 9.0 ± 0.3B
Resorption Sites per Litter 1.8 ± 0.2A 2.5 ± 0.3A 1.7 ± 0.6A 3.5 ± 1.5A
Fetal BW (g) 1.40 ± 0.02A 1.24 ± 0.01BC 1.21 ± 0.02C 1.30 ± 0.03B
Fetal CRL (cm) 2.55 ± 0.03A 2.43 ± 0.03B 2.44 ± 0.03B 2.43 ± 0.03B
Placental Weight (g) 0.107 ± 0.004A 0.109 ± 0.004A 0.110 ± 0.005A 0.111 ± 0.003A
Placenta:BW ratio 0.076 ± 0.003A 0.089 ± 0.003B 0.092 ± 0.004B 0.086 ± 0.003B
Fetal Glucose (mg/dl) 57.6 ± 3.0A 63.2 ± 4.5A 82.1 ± 7.8B 64.9 ± 5.0A
  1. Data which are significantly different from each other are denoted by different letters (p < 0.02). All data are presented as the mean ± SEM.