TABLE 2

Body mass, fat pad mass, and tissue triglyceride levels in mice

Low-fat dietMCFAsLCFAs
Body mass (g)28.2 ± 0.528.7 ± 0.629.1 ± 1.0
Fat mass (%)14.7 ± 0.617.3 ± 1.725.6 ± 1.9*
Muscle triglycerides (μmol/g)11.1 ± 0.813.0 ± 2.819.7 ± 1.9*
Liver triglycerides (μmol/g)8.5 ± 0.749.7 ± 4.4*20.1 ± 2.7*
  • Data are means ± SE for n = 6–11 animals. Fat mass (%) was determined by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scanning.

  • *P < 0.01 vs. low fat;

  • P < 0.01 vs. MCFA;

  • P < 0.05 vs. MCFA.