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Table 6 Apparent tocopherol digestibility and tocopherol concentration in plasma and tissues of dams fed either a control or a CLA-supplemented dieta

From: Conjugated linoleic acid influences the metabolism of tocopherol in lactating rats but has little effect on tissue tocopherol concentrations in pups

  Control CLA SEM P value
Tocopherol digestibility, % 77.9 68.7 2.09 <0.001
Plasma and tissue tocopherol concentrations
Plasma, μmol/l 22.1 24.5 1.44 0.12
Liver, nmol/g 491 374 27.5 <0.001
Adipose tissue, nmol/g 136 199 14.2 <0.001
Muscle, nmol/g 45.0 45.3 3.29 0.91
  1. aValues are means at day 14 of lactation, n = 12–14. Data were analysed by one-way ANOVA with treatment as fixed effect and animal as random effect