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Table 2 Biochemical profile of hepatic function after nutritional intervention

From: Long-term high-protein diet intake reverts weight gain and attenuates metabolic dysfunction on high-sucrose-fed adult rats

Biochemical profile of hepatic function CT/CT HS/HS HS/CT HS/HP
AST (U/L) 27.34 ± 3.58 35.99 ± 3.66 29.04 ± 2.24 30.95 ± 4.59
ALT (U/L) 18.03 ± 0.81 30.94 ± 4.88a,c,d 16.83 ± 1.41 17.69 ± 1.19
γ-GT (U/L) 21.52 ± 0.52 19.62 ± 1.04 21.75 ± 0.3 22.96 ± 0.28
Alkaline phosphatase (U/L) 26.93 ± 1.77 31.48 ± 3.42 34.59 ± 2.76 32.84 ± 2.47
Albumin (g/dL) 2.43 ± 0.06 2.56 ± 0.09 2.46 ± 0.08 2.35 ± 0.09
Total protein (g/dL) 2.54 ± 0.05 2.67 ± 0.05 2.59 ± 0.02 2.68 ± 0.04
Urea (mg/dL) 48.34 ± 2.58 44.83 ± 3.45 51.42 ± 0.85 51.41 ± 2.21
  1. CT/CT rats fed a standard chow (n = 7), HS/HS rats fed a high-sucrose diet (n = 6), HS/CT rats initially fed HSD and then replaced by standard chow (n = 6); and HS/HP rats fed a HS diet and then replaced by high-protein diet (n = 6). Values represent mean ± SEM, compared by one-way ANOVA (Newman Keuls)
  2. arepresents p < 0.05 when compared to CT/CT
  3. crepresents p < 0.05 when compared to HS/CT
  4. drepresents p < 0.05 when compared to HS/HP