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Table 1 Animal characteristics following 6 weeks of WD versus CTL feeding

From: Western diet-induced hepatic steatosis and alterations in the liver transcriptome in adult Brown-Norway rats

Variable CTL WD p-value
Body and tissue masses
Body mass at sacrifice (g) 329 ± 7 350 ± 12 0.002
Omental fat mass (g) 0.25 ± 0.03 0.38 ± 0.03 <0.001
Perirenal fat mass (g) 1.70 ± 0.14 2.95 ± 0.40 <0.001
Dietary data
Total kcal consumed 2,488 ± 32 2,849 ± 38 <0.001
Total protein consumed (g) 100 ± 1 110 ± 1 <0.001
Total carbohydrate consumed (g) 461 ± 6 307 ± 4 <0.001
Total fat consumed (g) 40 ± 1 134 ± 2 <0.001
Total sucrose consumed (g) 8.5 ± 0.1 215 ± 3 <0.001
Total cholesterol consumed (g) 0.099 ± 0.001 1.27 ± 0.02 <0.001
Liver characteristics
Fat deposition (Oil-Red O area; AUs) 167.6 ± 51.3 701.3 ± 139.5 0.004
Liver TAGs (nmol/g tissue) 3.34 ± 0.25 7.53 ± 0.58 <0.001
  1. Values are means ± SE. Body mass, total kcal consumed, and Oil-Red O data previously reported [10]; symbols: g, grams; AUs, arbitrary units