TABLE 3

Basal (postabsorptive) plasma parameters, intramyocellular lipids, and adipose tissue FAS activity in control and refed rats at 1 week of refeeding

ControlRefedTwo-sample tests
Plasma parameters
Glucose (mg/100 ml)125 ± 2129 ± 3NS
Insulin (ng/ml)2.15 ± 0.143.25 ± 0.31P < 0.02
FFA (mmol/l)0.396 ± 0.0230.386 ± 0.037NS
Skeletal muscle, intra-myocellular lipids (arbitrary units)
Tibialis anterior3.02 ± 0.641.62 ± 0.32P = 0.08
Soleus12.0 ± 1.107.32 ± 1.15P < 0.02
Adipose tissue, FAS activity
μU · g tissue−1 · min−1782 ± 1201,568 ± 83P < 0.001
μU · g protein−1 · min−155.7 ± 4.987.4 ± 3.8P < 0.002
  • All values are means ± SE (n = 6). NS, no statistically significant difference.