Table 1. Dry heart weight to body weight ratio (DHW/BW); glycemia; serum triglycerides, cholesterol, TSH, T4, and T3 concentrations in Control (C), Obese (O), and Obese T3‐treated rats (OT3)
ParametersCOOT3N per group
DHW/BW0.65 ± 0.010.61 ± 0.010.73 ± 0.01&, *12
Glycemia (mg/dL)67.0 ± 1.3895.0 ± 5.15*84.4 ± 2.21*10
Triglycerides (mg/dL)41.0 ± 5.2971.9 ± 7.25*51.3 ± 4.07 &10
Cholesterol (mg/dL)35.3 ± 3.0752.6 ± 3.26*42 ± 3.85 &10
TSH (pg/mL)1044 ± 198.7448 ± 57.9*137.8 ± 17.4&12
T4 (pg/mL)35,687 ± 5,86846,094 ± 3,2859,613 ± 2,572&, *5
T3 (pg/mL)11,107 ± 761.911,804 ± 478.411,681 ± 530.112
  • Data were analyzed by analysis of variance (one way ANOVA) and Student–Newman–Keuls posttest and expressed as mean ± SEM.

  • *< 0.05 versus C, &P < 0.05 versus O.