Table 1

Mean values for body composition variables ± SE

TreatmentNWeight* (g)% FatLean weight (g)Fat weight (g)BMD (g/cm2)BMC (g)
OVX519.1 ± 0.9ab24.0 ± 1.2a14.0 ± 0.7a4.8 ± 0.2a0.049 ± 0.001a0.54 ± 0.02a
OVX + A818.4 ± 0.7a20.9 ± 1.0a14.0 ± 0.6a4.0 ± 0.3a0.053 ± 0.001ab0.51 ± 0.02a
OVX + Let + A821.6 ± 0.7b22.3 ± 1.0a16.2 ± 0.6b4.6 ± 0.2a0.052 ± 0.001ab0.56 ± 0.02a
OVX + Tam + A819.0 ± 0.7ab23.2 ± 1.0a14.1 ± 0.6a4.6 ± 0.2a0.054 ± 0.001b0.56 ± 0.02a
  • NOTE. Means sharing a letter superscript are not significantly different based on the Tukey-Kramer HSD test.

  • Abbreviations: OVX, ovariectomized; A, androstenedione, 100 μg/day; Let, letrozole, 10 μg/day; Tam, tamoxifen, 100 μg/day; HSD, Honestly Significant Difference.

  • * All means and SEs are from one-way analysis of variance; weight was obtained after necropsy.

  • Percentage of fat reported from GE Lunar Piximus dual-energy X-ray absorptiometer output.