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Table 1 Effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on body fat accumulation and serum components in ob/ob mice

From: Electroacupuncture prevents white adipose tissue inflammation through modulation of hypoxia-inducible factors-1α-dependent pathway in obese mice

   ob/ob + EA
  C57BL/6J 0 T 3 T 7 T
Final body weight, g 30.8 ± 0.8 52.8 ± 1.1* 49.2 ± 1.3* 46.7 ± 1.3#
Epididymal fat, g 1.38 ± 0.14 2.23 ± 0.11* 2.08 ± 0.16* 1.49 ± 0.20#
Insulin, ng/ml 1.74 ± 0.23 3.55 ± 0.42* 2.15 ± 0.21* 1.79 ± 0.34#
Glucose, mg/dl 180.3 ± 8.0 299.4 ± 8.6* 270.2 ± 8.1* 258.0 ± 9.1#
Triglyceride, mg/dl 35.3 ± 3.4 78.1 ± 2.1* 55.3 ± 1.7* 48.5 ± 1.0#
Total cholesterol, mg/dl 150.0 ± 3.8 180.6 ± 4.6 160.5 ± 4.0* 151.9 ± 4.7#
TNF-α, pg/ml 15.1 ± 3.8 43.6 ± 5.7* 32.7 ± 5.2* 23.6 ± 8.2#
IL-6, pg/ml 20.0 ± 2.8 57.6 ± 7.7* 44.7 ± 6.2* 33.6 ± 5.3#
IL-1β, pg/ml 11.0 ± 3.0 47.6 ± 4.7* 35.7 ± 7.2* 23.0 ± 6.2#
  1. EA electroacupuncture, 3 T three times EA treatment, 7 T seven times EA treatment
  2. Mean ± SEM (n = 5)
  3. Statistical significance of experimental factors was calculated using one-way ANOVA
  4. Values with significantly different at P < 0.05, *P < 0.05 vs. C57BL/6 J mice; #P < 0.05 vs. ob/ob mice