TABLE 1

Characteristics of lean and obese Zucker rats

LeanObese
Body weight (g)184 ± 18333 ± 35*
Heart weight (g)0.98 ± 0.081.30 ± 0.12*
Glucoseplasma (mmol/l)11.5 ± 1.313.5 ± 2.3
Insulinplasma (nmol/l)0.44 ± 0.293.14 ± 0.65*
Triacylglycerolsplasma (mmol/l)0.36 ± 0.072.06 ± 1.43*
  • Data are means ± SE for 8–10 rats.

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    * P < 0.05 vs. lean Zucker rats.