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Table 2 The failure load and elastic modulus values of femurs obtained from three-point bending mechanical test, mean ± SD

From: Effects of treadmill with different intensities on bone quality and muscle properties in adult rats

GroupsFailure load (N)Elastic modulus (GPa)
SED124.52 ± 30.506.85 ± 2.72
EX12155.62 ± 20.77a,b7.39 ± 1.32
EX16142.21 ± 33.717.24 ± 1.95
EX20122.49 ± 24.178.00 ± 2.76
  1. SED sedentary control group; EX12 exercise group with a speed of 12 m/min; EX16 exercise group with a speed of 16 m/min; EX20 exercise group with a speed of 20 m/min
  2. aStatistically different from SED group (p < 0.05)
  3. bStatistically different from EX20 group (p < 0.05)