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Table 4 Effect of tryptophan in combination with fatty acids on food and water intake as well as motility

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

Diets C C + TRP SFA SFA + TRP
n 6 6 6 6
Food intake (kcal/wk) 80.18 ± 1.52 91.98 ± 2.10 98.58 ± 1.23a 117.88 ± 4.24a,b
Water intake (ml/wk) 26.42 ± 0.88 27.21 ± 2.44 18.68 ± 0.77a 21.02 ± 1.22b
Intestinal motility (distance in cm) 12.09 ± 3.37 18.93 ± 1.32a 16.41 ±1.63 17.12 ± 2.12
  1. Means ± SEM from n = 6 mice per group. a P < 0.05 compared to C, b P < 0.05 compared to C + TRP. Abbreviations: C, control; SFA, saturated fatty acids; TRP, tryptophan.