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Table 1 General growth status and metabolic parameters

From: Obesity impairs male fertility through long-term effects on spermatogenesis

  Weight Length Lee index Fat coefficient Testis coefficient
(g) (cm) (%) (%) (%)
Control 552.90 26.50 0.31 4.38 0.63
n = 15) ±7.76 ±0.94 ±0.01 ±0.96 ±0.07
Obesity 619.80 26.86 0.32 5.02 0.55
(n = 22) ±7.56 ±0.58 ±0.01 ±0.71 ±0.06
P value 0.000** 0.198 0.046* 0.039* 0.001**
  1. The data are presented as the mean ± s.e.m. * P < 0.05, **P < 0.01: statistical significance compared with the control group; Weight: body weight; length: body length; Lee index = [weight (g) × 103/Body length (cm)]1/3; Fat coefficient = [visceral fat weight (g) × 100%/body weight (g)]; Testicular coefficient = [testicular weight (g) × 100%/weight (g)]; and s.e.m.,: standard error of the mean