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Table 4 Body weight, adiposity index and adipose tissue composition

From: Isocaloric intake of a high-fat diet modifies adiposity and lipid handling in a sex dependent manner in rats

  Male Female  
  Control HF Control HF ANOVA
Body weight (g) 452 ± 9 470 ± 13 257 ± 8b 263 ± 3b S
Adiposity index (%) 5.55 ± 0.57 9.16 ± 0.67a 5.78 ± 0.67 6.40 ± 0.71b D, SxD
Gonadal fat      
   Weight (g/kg BW) 16.8 ± 2.0 28.8 ± 2.4a 18.7 ± 2.8 24.5 ± 3.4 D
   DNA (mg/g) 19.4 ± 2.3 12.5 ± 0.9a 10.8 ± 1.2b 11.8 ± 0.5 S, D, SxD
   Protein (mg/g) 4.33 ± 0.39 3.79 ± 0.16 5.28 ± 0.41 4.03 ± 0.38a D
(mg/mg DNA) 0.231 ± 0.025 0.311 ± 0.024a 0.497 ± 0.033b 0.342 ± 0.029a S, SxD
   Lipids (mg/g) 144 ± 11 174 ± 17 176 ± 15 130 ± 12a, b SxD
(mg/mg DNA) 8.31 ± 1.36 13.4 ± 1.2a 14.6 ± 1.9b 10.6 ± 1.2 SxD
Inguinal fat      
   Weight (g/kg BW) 17.1 ± 1.7 24.8 ± 2.5a 15.7 ± 1.7 17.1 ± 2.0b S, D
   DNA (mg/g) 7.70 ± 1.45 8.87 ± 0.87 11.4 ± 2.59 7.73 ± 0.49 NS
   Protein (mg/g) 9.71 ± 1.86 5.67 ± 0.42a 15.0 ± 2.2 8.73 ± 1.15a, b S, D
(mg/mg DNA) 1.15 ± 0.27 0.669 ± 0.087a 1.39 ± 0.14 1.14 ± 0.12b S, D
   Lipids (mg/g) 158 ± 10 103 ± 21a 138 ± 8 159 ± 10b SxD
(mg/mg DNA) 15.4 ± 2.2 22.3 ± 5.3 14.0 ± 5.3 18.0 ± 2.5 NS
  1. Adiposity index was calculated as the sum of the weight of lumbar, gonadal, inguinal and mesenteric fat depots expressed as a percentage with respect to body weight. Values are expressed as the mean ± S.E.M. of 7 animals per group. BW, body weight. ANOVA (p < 0.05): S, sex effect; D, diet effect; SxD, interactive effect; NS, non significant; Student's t-test (p < 0.05): aHF vs Control, bFemale vs Male.