TABLE 2

Effects of cortisone treatment on adiposity and hepatic triglyceride contents in DIO mice

Body weight was measured on day 10. Tissue samples were collected on day 11 and analyzed for tissue weight and triglyceride contents in the liver. Values are mean ± S.E.M.; n = 20 or 21 for body weight and tissue weight, and n = 14 for liver triglyceride contents.

ParameterDIODIO/CP
Body weight (g)43.4 ± 0.5139.0 ± 0.59**
Liver (g)1.67 ± 0.072.57 ± 0.13**
Mesenteric fat (g)1.15 ± 0.040.62 ± 0.03**
Epididymal fat (g)1.75 ± 0.061.28 ± 0.05**
Liver triglycerides (mg/g tissue)129.1 ± 14.6172.3 ± 9.7*
  • * P < 0.05 versus sham-operated DIO mice.

  • ** P < 0.001 versus sham-operated DIO mice.