TABLE 1

Body composition and basal metabolic parameters: effects of a high-fat diet on body composition and fasting plasma characteristics

Body wt (kg)Total fat (%)Omental fat* (cm3)Subcutaneous* fat (cm3)Glucose (mg/dl)Lactate (mg/dl)Insulin (pmol)NEFA (pmol)Glycerol (pmol)
Week 029 ± 318 ± 4332 ± 62249 ± 11990 ± 211 ± 354 ± 50.47 ± 0.030.9 ± 0.1
Week 1234 ± 234 ± 4607 ± 93595 ± 16092 ± 211 ± 2120 ± 70.60 ± 0.051.2 ± 0.3
PP < 0.001P < 0.001P < 0.001P < 0.001NSNSP < 0.001P = 0.06NS
  • Data are means ± SE. Dogs were investigated after 3 weeks on a control diet (week 0) and after 12 weeks on a hypercaloric high-fat diet (week 12).

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    * Omental fat and subcutaneous fat, calculated as fat within and outside the peritoneal cavity in a 11-cm region of the thorax, using the slice at the level where the left renal artery braches from the abdominal aorta as a midpoint landmark. NEFA, nonesterified fatty acid.