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Table 2 Reproductive organs and body weights

From: Vitamin C partially attenuates male reproductive deficits in hyperglycemic rats

  Normoglycemic
(n = 10)
Hyperglycemic
(n = 10)
Hyperglycemic + vitamin C
(n = 9)
Initial BW (g) 366.00 ± 7.75 a 365.00 ± 5.80 a 366.80 ± 11.26 a
Final BW (g) 417.40 ± 9.02 a 303.40 ± 9.80 b 303.44 ± 7.27 b
Testis (g)
Testis (g/100 g)
1.80 ± 0.05 a
0.43 ± 0.01 a
1.64 ± 0.05 a
0.54 ± 0.01 b
1.63 ± 0.06 a
0.54 ± 0.01b
Epididymis (mg)
Epididymis (mg/100 g)
569.84 ± 13.33 a
137.00 ± 3.70 a
417.80 ± 26.37 b
137.00 ± 6.11 a
436.11 ± 20.90 b
143.32 ± 4.60 a
Seminal vesicle full (g)
Seminal vesicle full (g/100 g)
1.37 ± 0.07 a
0.32 ± 0.02 a
0.54 ± 0.12 b
0.14 ± 0.02 b
0.58 ± 0.10 b
0.15 ± 0.04 b
Ventral prostate (mg)
Ventral prostate (mg/100 g)
418.91 ± 18.50 a
97.61 ± 4.80 a
198.87 ± 19.62 b
64.82 ± 5.65 b
239.38 ± 26.64 b
77.81 ± 7.31 ab
  1. Values expressed as Mean ± SEM. a, b Different letters indicate groups that differ statistically (p < 0.05). ANOVA test, with the post hoc Tukey test.