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Table 2 Serum biochemical parameters

From: Preventive effects of chronic exogenous growth hormone levels on diet-induced hepatic steatosis in rats

  CS GS CH GH
ALT (U/l) 31.53 ± 7.43c 29.62 ± 4.45c 78.65 ± 20.41 42.78 ± 11.73c
AST (U/l) 70.35 ± 8.54c 66.40 ± 7.80c 128.01 ± 24.97 84.54 ± 11.76c
TG (mmol/l) 2.77 ± 0.14c 2.15 ± 0.37*c 4.02 ± 0.55 3.18 ± 0.35c
TC (mmol/l) 2.03 ± 0.21c 2.05 ± 0.22c 2.69 ± 0.34 2.24 ± 0.19b
HDL-C (mmol/l) 1.20 ± 0.26b 1.36 ± 0.30c 0.79 ± 0.25 0.92 ± 0.14*
LDL-C (mmol/l) 0.27 ± 0.22c 0.26 ± 0.24c 1.10 ± 0.47 0.69 ± 0.12*b
Glucose (mmol/l) 4.25 ± 0.86c 4.65 ± 0.85*b 6.01 ± 0.90 5.28 ± 0.57*a
Insulin (μU/ml) 36.28 ± 4.10c 38.55 ± 3.78b 45.18 ± 3.94 40.00 ± 3.14b
HOMA-IR 6.93 ± 1.52c 8.00 ± 1.17c 12.09 ± 2.19 9.26 ± 1.32*b
  1. ALT: alanine aminotransferase; AST: aspartate aminotransferase; TG: triglyceride; TC: total cholesterol; HDL-C: high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C: low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; HOMA-IR: the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance. Error bars represent standard deviations. *p < 0.05, p < 0.01 and p < 0.001 vs. the CS group. ap < 0.05, bp < 0.01 and cp < 0.001 vs. the CH group. (CS group, n = 6; GS group, n = 6; CH group, n = 10; GH group, n = 10).