Correlation of the BaP induced plasma metabolomic and lipid profile. Changes among the metabolomic score values ([t1]) of individual hamsters fed a high fat diet and different drinking fluids (water or BaP) are plotted along with the corresponding individual plasma lipid profile scores ([u1]), as determined by the PLS analysis. The coefficient of determination (R2) among [t1] and [u1] that was calculated after linearization of the relationship is indicated. 3a. Relationship between the plasma metabolomic profile and complete lipid profile (R2 = 0.7) 3b. Relationship between the plasma metabolomic profile and plasma HDL-C (R2 = 0.62). Notes: T0, high fat diet and water; T21, high fat diet and BaP for 21 days. N = 8 hamsters per group. Abbreviations: Biologically active fraction of ProAlgaZyme, BaP; high density lipoprotein cholesterol, HDL-C; partial least squares, PLS.