Table 2

Body, tumor, organ and tissue weights1
Control diet Control diet + TAM Lf diet Lf diet + TAM
(n = 6) (n = 6) (n = 6) (n = 6)
Body weight (g) 16.9 ± 1.1 13.9 ± 0.42 18.1 ± 1.1 15.0 ± 0.52,3,4
Carcass body weight (g)5 16.4 ± 1.3 13.6 ± 0.42 18.0 ± 1.22 14.8 ± 0.52,3,4
Tumor (mg)6 309.4 ± 32.9 216.3 ± 26.72 194.7 ± 19.82 146.2 ± 17.32,3,4
Liver (mg)7 1262.5 ± 44.1 1215.7 ± 109.5 1318.2 ± 40.8 1285.2 ± 86.9
Lung (mg)8 389.2 ± 37.1 297.2 ± 19.42 309.3 ± 27.92 281.3 ± 22.22
Gastrocnemius muscle (mg) 91.8 ± 6.7 77.9 ± 8.2 99.6 ± 4.2 88.4 ± 5.02,3,4
Ovarian adipose tissue (mg) 26.1 ± 2.5 22.5 ± 1.72 28.1 ± 1.3 25.0 ± 1.83

1Tumors, lungs, livers, small intestines, gastrocnemius muscles and ovarian adipose tissues of mice in the prevention study were excised at day 43 and weighed. Data are expressed as means ± SD. Statistical significance was determined by one way ANOVA followed by Dunnett’s test. 2P < 0.05 versus the mice fed the control diet; 3P < 0.05 versus the mice fed the control diet and treated with TAM; 4P < 0.05 versus the mice fed Lf diet. 5Calculated according to the formula: body weight – tumor weight. 6Tumor refers to primary tumor. 7Liver weight includes metastatic tumors. 8Lung weight includes metastatic tumors. TAM, tamoxifen.

Sun et al.

Sun et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:591   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-591

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