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Research Article

Assessment of the Protective Role of Prenatal Zinc versus Insulin Supplementation on Fetal Cardiac Damage Induced by Maternal Diabetes in Rat Using Caspase-3 and KI67 Immunohistochemical Stains

Table 3

Mean ± SD of the maternal, placental, fetal, and fetal heart weights in the different groups.

ParameterGroupANOVA
CSTZ-DMSTZ-DM + ZnSTZ-DM + In value

Maternal weight gain (gm) 47.5 ± 3.0833.83 ± 2.9341.33 ± 3.9838.17 ± 2.7919.04<0.00001
Placental weight (gm)0.565 ± 0.0810.624 ± 0.2110.545 ± 0.0920.540 ± 0.0873.390.020
Fetal weight (gm)3.29 ± 0.212.98 ± 0.333.16 ± 0.443.21 ± 0.424.890.003
Fetal heart weights (gm) 0.479 ± 0.0620.424 ± 0.0710.461 ± 0.0950.475 ± 0.0754.340.006

C: control group, STZ-DM: streptozotocin-induced diabetic group, STZ-DM + In: streptozotocin-induced diabetic treated with insulin group, and STZ-DM + Zn: streptozotocin-induced diabetic treated with Zn group.
, compared to the control group and compared to the STZ-DM group.

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