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Table 3 Effects of Chlorella consumption on bone density and organ weights

From: Preventive effects of Chlorella on skeletal muscle atrophy in muscle-specific mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 activity-deficient mice

  ALDH2*2 Tg  
  Control group CSD group Wild type group
Bone density (mg/cm3) 410.9 ± 24.0# 426.5 ± 21.8 442.0 ± 21.5
Organ weights (mg)    
Liver 1230.5 ± 134.6## 1265.2 ± 140.0## 2082.4 ± 391.9
Kidney 224.4 ± 37.6 238.4 ± 25.5 237.9 ± 32.6
Heart 129.3 ± 16.0## 135.1 ± 7.6## 165.5 ± 6.8
Lung 212.8 ± 23.3## 212.2 ± 27.0## 263.8 ± 50.9
Spleen 54.0 ± 6.9## 60.5 ± 9.4## 80.1 ± 11.1
Gastrocnemius muscle 107.9 ± 10.8## 129.8 ± 19.6*,## 189.0 ± 8.4
Epididymal fat 521.7 ± 265.3## 824.2 ± 144.9*,## 1044.8 ± 174.4
  1. Control ALDH2*2 mice were fed a basal diet (n =8), CSD ALDH2*2 mice a Chlorella-supplemented diet (n =8), and Wild type C57BL6 mice a basal diet (n =7). Bone density and organs weight was measured at 8 months of age, after 6 months of experimental diet consumption. Values are mean ± SD, *p <0.05: Significant vs. Control; # p <0.05, ## p <0.01: Significant vs. wild type.