TABLE 3

Body composition and fat distribution of ZDF rats

ZDVF+ZDVF
n68
VF removed (g)010.5 ± 0.3*
Body weight (g)488 ± 17468 ± 16
Lean body mass (g)327 ± 19313 ± 18
Non-VF fat mass (g)121 ± 15139 ± 11
Total VF after study(g)40.0 ± 3.815.8 ± 1.1*
Epididymal (g)15.0 ± 2.02.0 ± 0.4*
Perinephric (g)15.8 ± 1.75.1 ± 0.3*
Mesenteric (g)9.2 ± 0.88.8 ± 1.2
  • At 8 weeks prior to the study, epididymal and perinephric pads were removed in ZDF (fa/fa) rats (ZDVF), whereas sham operation was performed in control rats (ZDVF+). The table depicts the amounts of VF removed at surgery, body weight, lean body mass, non-VF fat mass, and total VF, epididymal, perinephric, and mesenteric fat that were detected after the study.

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    * P < 0.001 vs. ZDF+. All data are presented as means ± SE.