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Table 1 Experimental diet composition

From: Consumption of diets high in prebiotic fiber or protein during growth influences the response to a high fat and sucrose diet in adulthood in rats

Composition (g/kg) Control* High Protein High Fiber
Cornstarch 465.7 205.7 325.5
Casein 140 400 120.3
Dextrinized Cornstarch 155 150 133.3
Sucrose 100 100 86
Soybean Oil 40 40 34.4
Alphacel 50 50 43
AIN-93-MX 35 35 30.1
AIN-93-VX 10 10 8.6
L-Cystine 1.8 1.8 1.6
Choline bitartrate 2.5 2.5 2.2
Inulin/OligofructoseΨ 0 0 215
  1. *Based on AIN-93 M purified diet to meet all nutritional requirements. The digestible energy of the control and high protein diets is 3.6 kcal/g and the high fiber diet slightly lower at 3.2 kcal/g due to the reduced energy content of the inulin and oligofructose.
  2. ΨInulin supplied as Orafti Raftiline HP and oligofructose as Orafti Raftilose P95 in a 1:1 blend by weight (Quadra Chemicals Ltd., Burlington, ON, Canada). The energy value of the fiber blend (1.5 kcal/g) was used to substitute for an equicaloric amount of cornstarch in the high fiber diet.