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Table 3 High-saturate-fat diet delayed DEN-induced HCC formation (week 14)

From: High-saturate-fat diet delays initiation of diethylnitrosamine-induced hepatocellular carcinoma

Group Differentiation Total no. of tumour nodules/rat No. of rats with tumour nodules ≥5 mM Average tumour nodules (mm 3)
High Low
NCD + DEN 1 8 15.33 ± 6.32 2.33 ± 1.32 3196.86 ± 7772.85
HFD + DEN 4 6 7.80 ± 4.37** 1.20 ± 0.79* 513.34 ± 1132.90**
  1. NCD: normal chow diet; HFD: high saturate fat diet; DEN: diethylinitrosamine.
  2. HFD + DEN vs NCD + DEN: *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01.