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Table 2 Weight, visceral fat, visceral fat/weight ratio, and liver/body weight ratio in the groups

From: Free fatty acids, not triglycerides, are associated with non-alcoholic liver injury progression in high fat diet induced obese rats

  Control group HFD group Acipimox group
Weeks 8 w 16 w 24 w 8 w 16 w 24 w 8 w 16 w 24 w
Weight (g) 419.7 ± 8.6 500.5 ± 9.8 582.6 ± 16.5 470.2 ± 17.8 646.2 ± 15.5** 690.5 ± 29.5* 456.0 ± 16.6 615.3 ± 22.2** 682.7 ± 20.2*
Visceral fat (g) 14.04 ± 0.79 17.43 ± 1.26 20.06 ± 1.78 24.71 ± 1.04** 52.97 ± 4.16** 73.44 ± 5.15**# 24.86 ± 0.67** 46.03 ± 4.22** 56.58 ± 3.39**
Visceral fat/weight (%) 3.5 ± 0.2 3.4 ± 0.3 3.6 ± 0.3 5.3 ± 0.3** 8.3 ± 0.7** 10.9 ± 0.5**## 5.5 ± 0.4** 7.5 ± 0.7** 8.7 ± 0.4**
Liver/body weight (%) 2.7 ± 0.1 2.5 ± 0.1 2.6 ± 0.1 3.2 ± 0.1* 3.3 ± 0.2* 3.1 ± 0.1** 3.1 ± 0.1* 3.1 ± 0.1* 3.0 ± 0.1*
  1. Data are shown as means ± SEM. * p < 0.05 versus the corresponding Control group; ** p < 0.01 versus the corresponding Control group; # p < 0.05 versus the corresponding Acipimox group; ## p < 0.01 versus the corresponding Acipimox group; HFD: high-fat diet