
n3/+

n3/+ FOS

n3/

n3/ 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^{#}

 Energy efficiency is calculated as the ratio between body weight gain and caloric intake during the 24 days of treatment.
 Data are the mean ± SEM.
 *: mean values significantly different from n3/+ mice (P < 0.05, Student's ttest).
 ^{#}: mean values significantly different from n3/ mice (P < 0.05, Student's ttest).
 3/+: mice fed with a control diet (n = 9), n3/+ FOS: mice fed a control diet and supplemented with a prebiotic for 24 days (n = 10), n3/: mice fed an n3 PUFAdepleted diet (n = 12), n3/ FOS: mice fed an n3 PUFAdepleted diet and supplemented with a prebiotic for 24 days (n = 12).
 The results have been partly reported in reference 20.