Table 2: Weight change and feed intake of rats fed diets differing in sulfur amino acid content.

Dietary group
0.23% M/0.35% C
Control
0.11% M/0.35% C0.23% M0.11% M

Mean weight change (g/d)6.9 ± 0.2a−1.1 ± 0.7b−2.9 ± 1.1bc−4.3 ± 0.9c
Mean feed intake (g/d)19.3 ± 0.5a11.6 ± 0.6b10.2 ± 1.2b11.9 ± 0.7b
Feed intake (% of control group)100 ± 2a60 ± 3b53 ± 6b62 ± 4b
Met equivalents consumed (g/day)0.127 ± 0.003a0.063 ± 0.003b0.023 ± 0.003c0.013 ± 0.001d
Met equivalents consumed (% of control group)100 ± 2a49 ± 1b18 ± 2c10 ± 2d

Values are means ± SEM for 4 rats. Values within a row not followed by the same superscript letter are significantly different at by ANOVA and Tukey’s comparison.