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From: Nutritional correlates and dynamics of diabetes in the Nile rat (Arvicanthis niloticus): a novel model for diet-induced type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome

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(Expt 3). Dynamics of random blood glucose, body weight, food and water intake and energy efficiency for two groups of male Nile rats with early or late onset to diabetes. Eleven 8 wk-old male Nile rats were fed Western-type diet for 24 wks and categorized as either early-onset (n = 6) or late-onset (n = 5) based on random blood glucose. Random blood glucose (A), body weight (B), caloric intake (C), water intake (D) and growth efficiency (E) were measured monthly for both onset groups over a period of 6 mo. Note that weight gain preceded glucose elevation, especially in the early-onset group. Values are meanĀ± SEM. *Significantly different (p < 0.05).

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