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Table 5 Fetal organ weights on day 78 of gestation

From: Different levels of overnutrition and weight gain during pregnancy have differential effects on fetal growth and organ development

  Organ weight, g (Organ weight/fetal weight)*100
  Control, n = 9 OW125, n = 11 OB150, n = 8 Control OW125 OB150
  Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE
Heart 2.42a 0.10 2.64a 0.13 3.26b 0.19 0.86a 0.02 0.84a 0.04 1.01b 0.08
Right ventricle 0.59a 0.05 0.77b 0.04 0.92b 0.04 0.21a 0.02 0.26ab 0.02 0.29b 0.02
Left ventricle 0.73a 0.07 1.04b 0.05 1.16b 0.13 0.26a 0.03 0.33b 0.02 0.36b 0.03
Kidney 1.56a 0.06 1.55a 0.06 1.83b 0.16 0.54a 0.01 0.50a 0.02 0.56a 0.04
Adrenal 0.05ab 0.00 0.05a 0.00 0.06b 0.00 0.02a 0.00 0.02a 0.00 0.02a 0.00
Pancreas 0.30a 0.03 0.38a 0.03 0.60b 0.09 0.10a 0.01 0.12a 0.01 0.18b 0.03
Liver 16.67a 0.42 18.68b 0.71 20.88c 0.76 5.75a 0.16 5.98a 0.09 6.45b 0.21
Perirenal fat 0.51a 0.04 0.79b 0.04 0.82b 0.06 0.17a 0.01 0.26b 0.01 0.25b 0.01
  1. Differing superscripts indicate significant differences (P < 0.05) across rows, but within category (organ weight or organ weight/fetal weight). Number of observations (n) denoted represents number of fetuses.