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Table 1 Energy intake and energy efficiency

From: Involvement of gut microbial fermentation in the metabolic alterations occurring in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids-depleted mice

  n-3/+ n-3/+ FOS n-3/- n-3/- FOS
Body weight gain (g) -0.634 ± 0.512 0.443 ± 0.398 1.072 ± 0.157* 1.858 ± 0.197#
Energy intake (kcal) 968.7 ± 63.6 957.6 ± 8.1 885.6 ± 4.4 822.6 ± 14.3
Energy efficiency (g/100 kcal) 0.015 ± 0.114 0.184 ± 0.167 0.484 ± 0.071* 0.900 ± 0.093#
  1. Energy efficiency is calculated as the ratio between body weight gain and caloric intake during the 24 days of treatment.
  2. Data are the mean ± SEM.
  3. *: mean values significantly different from n-3/+ mice (P < 0.05, Student's t-test).
  4. #: mean values significantly different from n-3/- mice (P < 0.05, Student's t-test).
  5. -3/+: mice fed with a control diet (n = 9), n-3/+ FOS: mice fed a control diet and supplemented with a prebiotic for 24 days (n = 10), n-3/-: mice fed an n-3 PUFA-depleted diet (n = 12), n-3/- FOS: mice fed an n-3 PUFA-depleted diet and supplemented with a prebiotic for 24 days (n = 12).
  6. The results have been partly reported in reference 20.