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Table 3 Effect of fatty acids on food and water intake as well as intestinal motility

From: Role of serotonin in fatty acid-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in mice

Diets C SFA MUFA PUFA
n 5 5 5 5
Food intake (kcal/wk) 63.77 ± 0.43 80.52 ± 2.36 70.43 ± 1.63a 79.32 ± 1.34b
Water intake (ml/wk) 25.61 ± 0.19*** 16.97 ± 0.40 16.92 ± 0.41 22.58 ± 0.29a,b
Intestinal motility (distance in cm) 8.72 ± 2.06 14.78 ± 1.57 11.70 ± 2.35 14.14 ± 2.20
  1. Means ± SEM from n = 5 mice per group. a P < 0.05 food intake compared to SFA, b P < 0.05, food intake compared to MUFA. *** P < 0.001 water intake compared to mean of fatty acid enriched diet groups. a,b P < 0.01 water intake compared to SFA and MUFA. Abbreviations: C, Control; SFA, saturated fatty acids; MUFA, monounsaturated fatty acids; PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids.