TABLE 1

Physiological parameters of rats fed a Rodent Chow– or a high fat–diet

Rodent ChowHigh-Fat
Body weight (g)351 ± 20380 ± 20
Epididymal fat pad (g)1.92 ± 0.103.33 ± 0.30*
Retroperitoneal fat pad (g)1.17 ± 0.152.67 ± 0.35*
Fasting glucose (mmol/l)7.2 ± 0.38.9 ± 0.2*
Fasting insulin (nmol/l)0.13 ± 0.020.25 ± 0.03*
GIR (mg · kg–1 · min–1)16.9 ± 2.012.2 ± 1.1*
  • Values are means ± SE. GIR, glucose infusion rate.

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    * P < 0.05 vs. chow value.