Table 1: Effects of pioglitazone on fat tissue weights in female SDT fatty rats at 13 weeks of age.

Visceral fat (g)

Subcutaneous fat (g)

Total fat (g)

V/S ratio

Lean body mass (g)

Fat rate (%)

Control group

62.7 5.8

56.7 17.8

119.3 23.3

1.17 0.25

151.1 7.2

45.3 4.3

Pioglitazone 1 mg/kg group

61.2 9.7

70.3 20.3

131.5 29.5

0.90 0.13*

137.9 6.8*

48.3 4.9

Pioglitazone 10 mg/kg group

84.8 4.4**

129.7 3.0**

214.4 6.9**

0.65 0.03**

135.0 5.8**

61.4 0.4**

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data represent mean standard deviation (n = 5). *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01: significantly different from Control group.

V/S ratio: Visceral fat weight/Subcutaneous fat weight ratio.