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Table 3 Values of serum TC, TG, and FFAs in the studied 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
TC (mmol/L) 1.05 ± 0.16 1.17 ± 0.15 1.24 ± 0.15 1.36 ± 0.08 1.81 ± 0.13*# 1.93 ± 0.17*# 1.18 ± 0.08 1.22 ± 0.11 1.21 ± 0.16
TG (mmol/L) 0.25 ± 0.04 0.30 ± 0.05 0.38 ± 0.05 0.84 ± 0.07**## 1.13 ± 0.14**# 0.84 ± 0.08**# 0.44 ± 0.06 0.65 ± 0.08 0.50 ± 0.07
FFAs (mmol/L) 0.29 ± 0.07 0.29 ± 0.07 0.34 ± 0.06 0.43 ± 0.07 0.90 ± 0.06**## 0.91 ± 0.10**# 0.34 ± 0.05 0.32 ± 0.07 0.56 ± 0.10
  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, TC, Total cholesterol, TG triglycerides, FFAs free fatty acids