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Table 4 Microarchitecture parameters of cortical bone in the femur diaphysis evaluated by micro-CT scanning, mean ± SD

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

GroupsCt.BMD (g/cm3)Ct.P (%)Ct.Th (mm)
SED1.67 ± 0.032.51 ± 0.6032.40 ± 3.32
EX121.71 ± 0.03a,c2.25 ± 0.4535.23 ± 2.97a,d
EX161.67 ± 0.053.17 ± 0.71a,b34.41 ± 4.48
EX201.68 ± 0.032.67 ± 0.5932.40 ± 2.50
  1. Ct.BMD cortical bone mineral density, Ct.P cortical bone porosity, Ct.Th cortical bone thickness. 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 EX12 group (p < 0.05)
  4. cStatistically different from EX16 group (p < 0.05)
  5. dStatistically different from EX20 group (p < 0.05)