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Table 4 Carcass components, cellularity of fat pads and concentrations of blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides in the rats

From: Effect of conjugated linoleic acids from beef or industrial hydrogenation on growth and adipose tissue characteristics of rats

  Treatment diets
  CON SCLA CONM CLAM
Carcass weight (g) 395.33 ± 11 374.73 ± 10 392.90 ± 10 402.86 ± 13
Heart (g) 1.50 ± 0.03 1.51 ± 0.04 1.44 ± 0.04 1.53 ± 0.04
Heart/BW (%) 0.31 ± 0.01AB 0.32 ± 0.01B 0.29 ± 0.01A 0.30 ± 0.01AB
Liver (g) 13.74 ± 0.31 13.42 ± 0.29 13.18 ± 0.53 14.06 ± 0.53
Liver/BW (%) 2.85 ± 0.08B 2.86 ± 0.06B 2.64 ± 0.09A 2.77 ± 0.07AB
Kidney (g) 3.13 ± 0.08 3.22 ± 0.08 3.11 ± 0.06 3.17 ± 0.06
Kidney/BW (%) 0.65 ± 0.02AB 0.69 ± 0.02B 0.62 ± 0.01A 0.63 ± 0.02A
Soleus (g) 0.33 ± 0.10 0.20 ± 0.01 0.22 ± 0.01 0.21 ± 0.01
Soleus/BW (%) 0.06 ± 0.016 0.04 ± 0.002 0.04 ± 0.001 0.04 ± 0.002
Gastrocnemius (g) 2.73 ± 0.12 2.57 ± 0.09 2.72 ± 0.06 2.84 ± 0.06
Gastrocemius/BW (%) 0.57 ± 0.03 0.55 ± 0.02 0.55 ± 0.02 0.56 ± 0.02
Retroperitoneal fat (RP)     
Weight (g) 12.85 ± 1.26B 8.68 ± 1.07A 16.86 ± 1.58C 16.98 ± 1.91C
RP/BW (%) 2.61 ± 0.22B 1.80 ± 0.19A 3.32 ± 0.26C 3.22 ± 0.25C
n × 107 cells/g 26.90 ± 7.16 9.38 ± 2.10 22.28 ± 5.95 23.39 ± 4.44
Inguinal fat (IG)     
Weight (g) 10.12 ± 0.98AB 7.62 ± 0.48A 11.69 ± 0.86B C 12.80 ± 1.54C
IG/BW (%) 2.06 ± 0.18B 1.60 ± 0.07A 2.31 ± 0.13C 2.42 ± 0.21C
n × 107 cells/g 20.15 ± 4.18AB 26.01 ± 5.94B 28.88 ± 5.56B 7.26 ± 1.28A
Blood components     
Glucose (g/L) 1.27 ± 0.04 bB 1.17 ± 0.05A 1.39 ± 0.05B 1.37 ± 0.06B
Cholesterol (g/L) 0.60 ± 0.03 0.59 ± 0.05 0.59 ± 0.04 0.63 ± 0.07
Triglycerides (g/L) 0.73 ± 0.08 0.79 ± 0.06 0.77 ± 0.06 1.04 ± 0.13
  1. A-C: Means (± standard error) in a row denoted by a different letter differ (p < 0.05); n = 14
  2. BW – body weight
  3. CON – Control diet, SCLA – diet with 1.69% synthetic CLA replacing an equivalent amount of soybean oil, CONM – Diet containing control beef (see table 1), CLAM – diet containing high CLA beef (see table 1).