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Table 5 Comparison of adipose cell size variables in eWAT of LF, HF, HF-ω3PL and HF-ω3TG mice

From: n-3 PUFA added to high-fat diets affect differently adiposity and inflammation when carried by phospholipids or triacylglycerols in mice

  LF HF HF-ω3PL HF-ω3TG
eWAT     
eWAT (mg) 502 ± 29 588 ± 69 423 ± 21* 536 ± 59
Mode (μm) 77.3 ± 3.9* 89.3 ± 6.0 75.6 ± 1.8 84.9 ± 5.5
Cell diameter (μm) 67.1 ± 3.1# 74.6 ± 3.4 64.3 ± 3.0* 70.5 ± 4.1
Cell weight (ng) 455.5 ± 46.5# 619.9 ± 49.2 434.8 ± 42.9* 496.5 ± 99.8
Nb cells (x106) 1.19 ± 0.01 1.12 ± 0.14 1.03 ± 0.07 0.99 ± 0.07
  1. (*P < 0.05 vs HF); (#P = 0.07 vs HF); (£P < 0.05 vs HF-ω3TG).
  2. Data are mean ± SEM for n = 4-5 per group. Abbreviations: eWAT, epididymal white adipose tissue.