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Table 2 Body composition in rats switched from control, high fiber or high protein weaning diets to a high fat, sucrose diet in adulthood.

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

  Control High Fiber High Protein
  Male Female Male Female Male Female
Body weight (g) 589.0 ± 9.6ab 353.5 ± 6.1ab 553.1 ± 8.3a 339.7 ± 6.9a 622.4 ± 9.9b 369.4 ± 8.6b
Body fat (g) 144.1 ± 5.8a 114.6 ± 3.5ab 133.6 ± 5.4a 93.1 ± 5.3a 224.7 ± 22.3b 139.3 ± 19.2b
Lean mass (%) 75.5 ± 1.0a 67.6 ± 1.0ab 76.0 ± 0.8a 72.6 ± 1.5a 64.0 ± 2.2b 62.3 ± 2.8b
  1. Values are mean ± SE with n = 9-10 per group. Lean mass represents lean tissue plus bone mineral content. Two-way ANOVA revealed a significant sex (p < 0.005) and diet (p < 0.001) effect for all three parameters. Treatments with different letters are significantly different between diets within males or females respectively (p < 0.05).