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Table 2 Adipose tissue weight

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
VAT (g/100 g body weight) 0.66 ± 0.11 0.76 ± 0.06 0.66 ± 0.02 0.80 ± 0.02#
OAT (g/100 g body weight) 0.81 ± 0.14 1.13 ± 0.07 1.02 ± 0.08 0.99 ± 0.08
SAT (g/100 g body weight) 1.21 ± 0.16 1.27 ± 0.08 1.41 ± 0.06 1.45 ± 0.12
Total AT (g/100 g body weight) 2.69 ± 0.38 3.06 ± 0.22 3.09 ± 0.13 3.17 ± 0.22
  1. VAT; visceral adipose tissue, OAT; ovarian adipose tissue, SAT; subcutaneous adipose tissue, AT; adipose tissue
  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.