TABLE 2

Basal (postabsorptive) levels of plasma glucose, FFA, insulin, and leptin at the end of semistarvation and on day 7 of refeeding

Semistarvation
Refeeding
AMFRt testAMWMRFANOVA
Glucose (mg/100 ml)83 ± 280 ± 4NS96 ± 793 ± 997 ± 5NS
FFA (mmol/l)0.45 ± 0.030.29 ± 0.05P < 0.050.36 ± 0.050.40 ± 0.050.34 ± 0.05NS
Insulin (ng/ml)1.98 ± 0.31.29 ± 0.19P < 0.022.36 ± 0.312.13 ± 0.183.04 ± 0.3NS (P = 0.1)
Leptin (ng/ml)1.83 ± 0.230.46 ± 0.11P < 0.013.17 ± 0.37a2.41 ± 0.52b2.60 ± 0.34bP < 0.02
  • Data are means ± SE. FR, food-restricted during semistarvation. For pairwise comparisons during refeeding, values not sharing the same superscript (a, b) are significantly different from each other (P < 0.05).