Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 7th, 2008
"We examined the mechanical bone properties of the SHR/NDmcr-cp (SHR-cp) rat, an obese strain that develops hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and insulin-independent diabetes. 2. The mechanical properties of the femur of 22-week-old Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) and SHR-cp rats were measured by Peng's three-point bending procedure modified by Shintani. Femurs were then defatted and dried. After weighing, the dried bones were ashed and the ash was weighed. The values of the dry weight, ash weight and ash weight/dry weight (%) were...
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