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Table 3 Adipose tissue weight and morphology

From: Pleiotropic effects of rosuvastatin on the glucose metabolism and the subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue behavior in C57Bl/6 mice

Parameters Groups     
  SC HF HF-R10 HF-R20 HF-R40
Visceral fat (mg) 146±26.0 1,030±102.7a 811±145.5a 710±98.9a 455±72.5b
Subcutaneous fat (mg) 97±7.0 400±49.5a 400±51.1a 320±36.9 298±54.9
Visc:Sub ratio 0.74±0.11 0.39±0.03a 0.48±0.04a 0.50±0.05 0.67±0.05b
Adipocyte diameter (μm) 48.6±0.8 101.6±4.6a 73.7±3.2a,b 66.0±2.3a,b 51.5±2.6b,c,d
  1. Abbreviations: SC standard rodent chow, HF high-fat diet, HF-R10 10 mg/kg/day of rosuvastatin, HF-R20 20 mg/kg/day of rosuvastatin, HF-R40 40 mg/kg/day of rosuvastatin, Sub subcutaneous fat (=inguinal fat), Visc visceral fat (=epididymal plus retroperitoneal fat). Symbols represent difference with: [a] SC group; [b] HF group; [c] HF-R10 group; [d] HF-R20 group.