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Table 3 Tissue weights and cholesterol contents in the liver, epididymal WAT, and muscle

From: Effects of dietary fucoxanthin on cholesterol metabolism in diabetic/obese KK-Ay mice

   Control Fucoxanthin
Liver Weight (g) 1.62 ± 0.05 1.87 ± 0.05**
Cholesterol (mg/liver) 11.10 ± 0.89 6.58 ± 0.19**
Epididymal WAT Weight (g) 1.44 ± 0.12 0.99 ± 0.10*
Cholesterol (mg/epididymal WAT) 14.76 ± 1.33 10.26 ± 0.96**
Muscle Weight (g) 0.23 ± 0.01 0.23 ± 0.01
Cholesterol (mg/muscle) 0.23 ± 0.02 0.23 ± 0.01
  1. KK-Ay mice were fed with the AIN-93G diet with or without 0.2% fucoxanthin for 4 weeks. Cholesterol contents in tissues were measured by an enzymatic methods as shown in “Materials and Methods”. Each value represents the mean ± standard error (n = 6). Asterisks show significant differences from the control group (*P < 0.05<, **P < 0.01).