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Liuwei Dihuang Lowers Body Weight and Improves Insulin and Leptin Sensitivity in Obese Rats

Table 1

Effect of LWDH on body fat composition in obese rats (mean values with their standard errors, ).

Control groupsLWDH-treated groups
OR OPT1AT1BT1C
MeanSEMeanSEMeanSEMeanSEMeanSE

Epididymal (g)5.540.299.700.759.60 0.658.560.486.96* 0.51
Perirenal (g)6.791.3211.001.3910.621.238.840.807.91*0.79
Omental (g)7.711.2911.210.8512.460.8110.640.438.72*0.67

Total (g)19.582.1631.922.4932.672.33 28.031.4323.59*1.68

LWDH: Liuwei Dihuang; OR: obesity-resistant normal control group; OP: obesity-prone positive control group; T1A: 500 mg/kg/d LWDH group; T1B: 1500 mg/kg/d LWDH group; T1C: 3500 mg/kg/d L WDH group.
*Mean values within a row were significantly different from OP (pair-wise comparisons using the least squares means test; ).
The change in body fat mass in obese rats treated with total daily dosages of 500, 1500, or 3500 mg/kg BW LWDH is given.

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