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Table 4 Obesity parameter, adipokines and serotonin levels according to age (Mean ± SE)

From: Leptin, adiponectin and serotonin levels in lean and obese dogs

  Young group (< 8-year old) (N = 58)   Old group (> 8-year old) (N = 24)  
  Lean group Obese group P- value Lean group Obese group P- value
(N = 36) (N = 22) (N = 5) (N = 19)
BCS 4.31 ± 0.08 8.09 ± 0.15 < 0.01 4.40 ± 0.24 7.89 ± 0.16 < 0.01
Leptin (ng/mL) 2.64 ± 0.44 10.29 ± 1.87 < 0.01 3.02 ± 0.66 10.24 ± 1.47 0.023
Adiponeptin (μg/mL) 12.28 ± 1.19 5.83 ± 0.90 < 0.01 11.47 ± 2.66 6.68 ± 1.39 0.13
Serotonin (ng/mL) 794.70 ± 16.76 587.71 ± 54.94 < 0.01 780.41 ± 57.01 528.83 ± 53.80 0.032
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 48.21 ± 4.41 150.56 ± 34.27 < 0.01 70.80 ± 22.19 131.66 ± 26.08 0.251
Cholesterol (mg/dL) 205.97 ± 14.34 276.65 ± 19.72 < 0.01 240.40 ± 19.50 299.68 ± 31.85 0.363
Total T4 (μg/dL) 1.82 ± 0.12 1.50 ± 0.13 0.103 1.38 ± 0.17 1.58 ± 0.13 0.434
Cortisol (μg/dL) 4.42 ± 0.42 4.80 ± 0.83 0.652 5.54 ± 1.17 5.97 ± 0.78 0.793