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Table 1 Body weight, ethanol intake and plasma lipid and glucose levels in C57BL/6 mice fed a Western diet for 24 weeks

From: Moderate beer consumption does not change early or mature atherosclerosis in mice

  Water (n = 14) Ethanol (n = 13) Mild beer (n = 15) Dark beer (n = 15) Ethanol-free beer (n = 14)
Initial body weight, g 14.5 ± 0.3 15.3 ± 0.3 15.0 ± 0.2 14.3 ± 0.4 14.4 ± 0.3
Body weight increase, g 20.2 ± 1.7 17.1 ± 1.0 18.7 ± 0.6 15.6 ± 1.1 18.9 ± 1.4
Fluid intake, mL/day 2.22 ± 0.08 2.84 ± 0.06* 4.46 ± 0.12*, ** 4.66 ± 0.15*, ** 4.54 ± 0.11*, **
Ethanol intake, mL/day 0 ± 0 0.076 ± 0.002* 0.072 ± 0.002* 0.074 ± 0.003* 0 ± 0**
Glucose, mM 12.3 ± 0.6 12.1 ± 1.1 13.3 ± 0.5 11.9 ± 0.7 12.9 ± 0.9
Non-HDL cholesterol, mM 0.70 ± 0.08 0.53 ± 0.05 0.48 ± 0.03* 0.50 ± 0.03* 0.47 ± 0.05*
HDL cholesterol, mM 3.44 ± 0.24 2.74 ± 0.16 3.02 ± 0.16 2.58 ± 0.13* 2.67 ± 0.28
Triglycerides, mM 0.32 ± 0.03 0.26 ± 0.03 0.32 ± 0.06 0.20 ± 0.02 0.19 ± 0.03
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SEM, * P < 0.05, compared with the water group, ** P < 0.05, compared with the ethanol group.