TABLE 3

Body mass, fat pad mass, circulating parameters, and tissue triglyceride levels in rats

Low-fat dietMCFAsLCFAs
Body mass (g)349 ± 7337 ± 6387 ± 5*
Epididymal fat (%)1.0 ± 0.11.3 ± 0.1*1.6 ± 0.05*
Retroperitoneal fat (%)1.0 ± 0.11.3 ± 0.12.1 ± 0.2*
Lumbar fat (%)1.5 ± 0.11.5 ± 0.12.2 ± 0.1*
Plasma glucose (mmol/l)7.2 ± 0.27.5 ± 0.28.1 ± 0.2
Plasma insulin (mU/l)24 ± 231 ± 366 ± 5*
Plasma triglycerides (mmol/l)0.8 ± 0.10.9 ± 0.01.1 ± 0.2
Muscle triglycerides (μmol/g)1.7 ± 0.11.9 ± 0.22.9 ± 0.3*
Liver triglycerides (μmol/g)4.8 ± 0.318.4 ± 0.9*14.4 ± 2.1*
  • Data are means ± SE for n = 5–9 animals. Fat pad weights are expressed as a percentage of body mass.

  • *P < 0.01 vs. low fat;

  • P < 0.01 vs. MCFAs;

  • P < 0.05 vs. low fat.