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Table 3 Effects of in ovo leptin administration on body weight, liver weight and liver index (liver weight relative to body weight) in newly hatched chicks

From: In ovo leptin administration affects hepatic lipid metabolism and microRNA expression in newly hatched broiler chickens

Parameters Control Leptin
Body weight (g) 36.34 ± 0.32 33.30 ± 0.65**
Liver weight (mg) 801.0 ± 22.0 801.7 ± 16.1
Liver index (%) 2.21 ± 0.06 2.42 ± 0.07*
  1. Values are presented as means ± SEM. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 compared with control, n = 12.