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Table 2 Liver weights, liver lipids, liver cholesterol and plasma TAG 1

From: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, a viscous soluble fiber, reduces insulin resistance and decreases fatty liver in Zucker Diabetic Fatty rats

Parameter Lean Control Obese Control LV-HPMC HV-HPMC
Liver weight (g) 9.3 ± 0.2a 22.6 ± 0.7d 20.7 ± 0.7c 16.4 ± 0.7b
Liver lipid (g) 0.40 ± 0.02a 3.53 ± 0.46c 3.16 ± 0.25c 1.81 ± 0.24b
Liver cholesterol (mg/g) 4.7 ± 0.2ab 5.0 ± 0.4b 4.9 ± 0.2ab 4.0 ± 0.4a
Fasting plasma TAG (mmol/L)2 0.6 ± 0.1a 5.9 ± 0.7b 5.6 ± 1.2b 4.1 ± 0.7b
  1. 1Values represent mean ± SEM, n=12. Values within a row that do not share a common superscript are significantly different, p<0.05.
  2. 2Measured after five weeks of feeding of the diets.