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Table 4 The morphometric and hormonal variables after 8-week experimental period

From: Vitamin D is associated with metabotropic but not neurotrophic effects of exercise in ovariectomized rats

Variables Weight (g) BMI (g/cm2) Visceral fat (g) Waist circumference (cm) Vitamin D (nmol/l) Calcium (mg/dl)
Groups
OVX + EXE + HD **233.45 ± 0.61 **0.54 ± 0.001 **8.29 ± 0.050 **10.75 ± 0.231 **117.04 ± 1.43 8.9 ± 1.32
OVX + EXE + LD 245.14 ± 0.26 0.574 ± 0.009 9.20 ± 0.029 12.875 ± 0.26 102.1 ± 1.12 ***7.96 ± 1.04
OVX + EXE − D **259.25 ± 2.22 **0.57 ± 0.011 **15.43 ± 1.29 **19 ± 0 **67.13 ± 1.07 8.84 ± 0.92
OVX + EXE + Veh 271.61 ± 0.59 0.64 ± 0.001 9.54 ± 0.024 13.76 ± 0.451 90.35 ± 1.28 9.42 ± 0.24
OVX + HD **240.73 ± .048 **0.56 ± 0.001 **8.76 ± 0.009 **11.89 ± 0.27 **107.09 ± 1.27 10.11 ± 0.75
OVX + LD 267.69 ± 040 0.63 ± 0.001 9.46 ± 0.008 13.59 ± 0.46 93.66 ± 0.93 *9.06 ± 0.47
OVX − D **273.5 ± 4.08 **0.64 ± 0.03 **19.25 ± 2.72 **20.38 ± 0.71 **65.36 ± 0.92 8.76 ± 1.61
OVX + Veh 275.44 ± 1.22 0.65 ± 0.003 9.94 ± 0.015 14.34 ± 0.20 83.43 ± 1.57 9.23 ± 0.62
OVX ##247.86 ± 0.31 ##0.61 ± 0.001 ##10.5 ± 0.42 #12.66 ± 0.48 ##82.31 ± 0.37 ##8.5 ± 0.8
Sham 214.7 ± 0.65 0.53 ± 0.002 9.2 ± 0.13 9.13 ± 0.2 83.63 ± 0.45 9.19 ± 0.39
  1. OVX + EXE + HD: ovariectomy + aerobic training + high dose of Vit D, OVX + EXE + LD: ovariectomy + aerobic training + low dose of Vit D, OVX + EXE − D: ovariectomy + aerobic training + Vit D deficiency, OVX + EXE + Veh: ovariectomy + aerobic training + sesame oil, OVX + HD: ovariectomy + low dose of VitD, OVX + LD, OVX − D: ovariectomy + VitD deficiency, OVX + Veh: ovariectomy + sesame oil, sham: sham-operated. OVX: ovariectomy. OVX and SHAM group values are about 3 weeks after ovariectomy surgery. **p = 0.001, compared with Veh group. #p = 0.01, compared with SHAM. ##p = 0.001, compared with SHAM. *p = 0.046, compared with Veh. ***p = 0.003, compared with Veh. Values are expressed as mean + SE, n = 8 rats per group