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From: Leucine supplementation improves adiponectin and total cholesterol concentrations despite the lack of changes in adiposity or glucose homeostasis in rats previously exposed to a high-fat diet

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Leucine supplementation reduces serum total cholesterol levels in sedentary animals. (A) Serum concentration of triacylglycerol. (B) Serum concentration of cholesterol. *, effect of diet (P < 0.042); interaction of the two factors (P = 0.018). (C) Serum concentration of HDL-cholesterol. (D) Serum concentration of glucose. (E) Serum concentration of Insulin. #, effect of training (P < 0.022). Experimental groups: control diet (REF), diet supplemented with 5% L-leucine (LS), 6 weeks of endurance training (ET) plus standard diet, and diet supplemented with 5% L-leucine plus endurance training (LS+ET). Values are mean ± sem (n = 5-8 rats per group).

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