Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 18 pp 18693—18715

Resemblance and differences in dietary restriction nephroprotective mechanisms in young and old rats

Figure 1. Experimental design and systemic effects of DR. (A) Dietary protocols for young and old rats during the experiment; (B) Experimental design; (C) Weight changes in young rats (n=12 for each group); (D) Weight changes in old rats (n=12 for each group); (E) The difference in body weight between AL group and DR group after 4 weeks and 8 weeks from the start of DR; (F) Adiponectin levels in serum of young and old rats on AL and 35% DR diet; (G) Triglycerides concentrations in serum of young and old rats on AL and 35% DR diet; (H) Total cholesterol concentrations in serum of young and old rats on AL and 35% DR diet. *p < 0.05 compared to young AL-group. N=5 for each group in (FH). AL, ad libitum, DR, dietary restriction, I/R ischemia/reperfusion.