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Fig. 2

From: A low-protein diet exerts a beneficial effect on diabetic status and prevents diabetic nephropathy in Wistar fatty rats, an animal model of type 2 diabetes and obesity

Fig. 2

The LPD reduces metabolic impairments in Wistar fatty rats. (a) Random blood glucose levels during the experimental period (n = 6). (b) HbA1c levels (n = 6), (c) fasting blood glucose levels (n = 6), (d) fasting plasma insulin levels (n = 6) and (e) calculated HOMA-IR (n = 6), all measured after the 24-week dietary intervention. The blood glucose levels during the IPGTT (f), the IPITT (h), and the AUCs (g and i), which were calculated in terms of blood glucose (mg/dl) and time (minutes), for the IPGTT and IPITT after the 24-week dietary intervention (n = 6). (j) Fasting plasma T-CHO (n = 6) and (k) TG (n = 6) levels after the 24-week dietary intervention. The data shown are the mean ± SD. ap < 0.001, STD-fed WFRs versus WLRs or LPD-fed WFRs at 4, 8, 12, 16 20 and 24  weeks, n.s.: not significant. * p < 0.05, **p < 0.01 and *** p < 0.001 for the indicated comparison. n.s.: not significant

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