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Table 3 Effect of supplementation of a hydrogenated trans fat and a corn-oil based low trans structured fat on food intake, weight gain, food efficiency ratio (FER) and organ weights in apo E-/- mice.

From: Differential effect of corn oil-based low trans structured fat on the plasma and hepatic lipid profile in an atherogenic mouse model: comparison to hydrogenated trans fat

Group CS LC
   Food Intake (g/day) 4.32 ± 0.09 4.35 ± 0.11
   Weight gain (g/day) 0.12 ± 0.01 0.15 ± 0.01**
   FER 0.03 ± 0.00 0.03 ± 0.00*
Organ Weights (g/100 g B.W.)   
   Liver 6.78 ± 0.29 5.21 ± 0.08***
   Heart 0.46 ± 0.01 0.37 ± 0.02**
  1. Data are mean ± S.E. (n = 10).
  2. Values are significantly different from the CS group according to Student's t test: *P < .05, **P < .01, ***P < .001.
  3. FER : Food efficiency ratio = body weight gain/food intake; B.W., Body Weight
  4. CS, commercial shortening; LC, low trans structured fat from corn oil