Evaluation of circulating biochemical parameters. (A) Evolution of blood glucose concentration and (B) proportion of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) between 7th and 11th wk of life. (C) Plasma levels of insulin, (D) triglycerides and (E) cholesterol at 11th wk of age. ZL: Zucker lean rats; ZDF: Zucker Diabetic Fatty rats. The number of experiments was 11 and 10 for the ZL and ZDF groups respectively. *: significantly different.