International Journal of Endocrinology / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Relevance of a Hypersaline Sodium-Rich Naturally Sparkling Mineral Water to the Protection against Metabolic Syndrome Induction in Fructose-Fed Sprague-Dawley Rats: A Biochemical, Metabolic, and Redox Approach

Table 3

Plasma electrolyte content, at the end of the dietary intervention.

CONTFRUCTFRUCTMIN Global P
P between groups
Mean(SEM)Mean(SEM)Mean(SEM)

Sodium (mEq/L), 
n = 5–7
142.42(1.270)143.60(0.872)144.57(0.719)0.318
Potassium (mEq/L), 
n = 5–7
5.90(0.236)5.92(0.208)5.48(0.150)0.261
Chloride (mEq/L), 
n = 5–7
100.00(0.976)99.60(0.600)100.29(0.565)0.836
Magnesium (mEq/L), 
n = 5–7
1.71(0.0513)1.54 (0.0385)1.55(0.0431)0.025 
(C versus F) 0.020; 
(C versus FM) 0.017; 
(F versus FM) 0.873
Calcium (mEq/L), 
n = 5–7
5.32(0.0346)5.44(0.0600)5.42(0.0359)0.124
Phosphorus (mg/L), 
n = 5–7
76.11(3.841)76.62(1.964)79.30(3.167)0.756

C or CONT: control; F or FRUCT: 10% fructose in tap water; FM or FRUCTMIN: 10% fructose in natural mineral-rich water; SEM: standard error of the mean.

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