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Table 2 Effect of coenzyme Q10 supplement on body weight, gain, feed intake and feed conversion ratio (FCR) in SD rats fed 1% of cholesterol diet

From: The effects of coenzyme Q10 supplement on blood lipid indices and hepatic antioxidant defense system in SD rats fed a high cholesterol diet

Items Treatment
No cholesterol Cholesterol (1%) Significance
No CoQ10 CoQ10 (0.5%) No CoQ10 CoQ10 (0.5%)
CON COQ CHO CHCQ Coq Cho C*C
Initial BW (g), 7 wks 183.96 ± 6.84 184.93 ± 7.25 184.42 ± 6.78 186.20 ± 7.24 NS NS NS
Final BW (g), 11 wks 389.55 ± 11.90 380.88 ± 28.25 379.83 ± 10.75 402.35 ± 20.49 NS NS NS
Weight gain (g) 205.59 ± 14.4 195.95 ± 23.31 195.41 ± 14.96 216.15 ± 16.55 NS NS *
Feed intake (g/day) 20.37 ± 1.38 22.16 ± 0.82 21.17 ± 2.79 23.49 ± 1.68 NS NS NS
FCR 3.48 ± 0.30 4.00 ± 0.37 3.79 ± 0.40 3.82 ± 0.38 NS NS NS
  1. Means±SD (n = 6)
  2. NS indicates non-significant, Coq effect of coenzyme Q10, Cho effect of cholesterol, C*C interaction effect between coenzyme Q10 and cholesterol
  3. *Indicates significant difference at p < 0.05