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Table 2 Food intake, urinary glucose excretion, final body weights and tissue data of diabetic pigs fed saturated fat/cholesterol or unsaturated fat or starch enriched diets

From: Dietary saturated fat/cholesterol, but not unsaturated fat or starch, induces C-reactive protein associated early atherosclerosis and ectopic fat deposition in diabetic pigs

  Saturated fat plus cholesterol diet Unsaturated fat diet Starch diet
Factual average food intake (MJ/day) 23.9 ± 1.3 25.0 ± 2.0 27.7 ± 0.9
Average urinary glucose excretion (MJ/day) 8.5 ± 1.0A 9.1 ± 1.1A 15.8 ± 2.1B
Final body weight (kg) 41 ± 3 45 ± 5 48 ± 7
Liver weight (kg) 1.47 ± 0.08A 1.12 ± 0.03B 1.11 ± 0.03B
Liver triglyceride concentration (g/kg) 49 ± 11A 27 ± 1B 21 ± 3B
Muscle triglyceride concentration (g/kg) 21 ± 4A 13 ± 3AB 8 ± 1B
Retroperitoneal fat weight (g) 260 ± 72AB 571 ± 95A 135 ± 51B
Surface area aorta fatty steaks (%) 17.9 ± 4.4A 0.03 ± 0.02B 0.14 ± 0.07B
  1. A, B , data with different superscripts in the same row differ at p < 0.05.