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Table 2 Liver lipid composition1

From: Changes in cholesterol homeostasis modify the response of F1B hamsters to dietary very long chain n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids

  Safflower oil Fish oil
Liver weight Grams
   -C 4.9 ± 0.1 4.8 ± 0.2
   +C 7.1 ± 0.2 7.5 ± 0.3
Free cholesterol2 μg/mg protein
   -C 22 ± 0.5 19 ± 0.7*
   +C 44 ± 3 44 ± 3
Cholesteryl ester   
   -C 3 ± 0.3 6 ± 0.8*
   +C 221 ± 24 149 ± 8*
Triglyceride   
   -C 108 ± 7 52 ± 4*
   +C 46 ± 3 83 ± 5*
  1. 1Values are means ± SEM, n = 14-16 per group. Asterisks indicate significant differences between safflower oil and fish oil within cholesterol-depleted (-C) or supplemented (+C) hamsters, P ≤ 0.05.
  2. 2Data were log-transformed prior to statistical analysis