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Table 2 Body weight, ethanol intake and plasma lipid and glucose levels in apoE-deficient mice fed a chow diet for 12 weeks

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

  Water (n = 11) Ethanol (n = 10) Mild beer (n = 10) Dark beer (n = 9) Ethanol-free beer (n = 9)
Initial body weight, g 18.7 ± 0.2 17.3 ± 0.3 17.4 ± 0.3 17.6 ± 0.3 17.3 ± 0.7
Body weight increase, g 1.27 ± 0.34 1.36 ± 0.30 1.69 ± 0.30 1.11 ± 0.27 2.0 ± 0.36
Fluid intake, mL/day 0.87 ± 0.07 1.70 ± 0.20* 4.32 ± 0.21*, ** 4.89 ± 0.33*, ** 3.64 ± 0.19*, **
Ethanol intake, mL/day 0 ± 0 0.059 ± 0.007* 0.070 ± 0.004* 0.079 ± 0.005*, ** 0 ± 0**
Glucose, mM 8.9 ± 1.3 7.4 ± 0.7 9.1 ± 0.5 9.7 ± 0.7 11.8 ± 0.7
Non-HDL cholesterol, mM 4.35 ± 0.29 5.85 ± 0.20* 5.39 ± 0.45 5.28 ± 0.48 5.51 ± 0.32
HDL cholesterol, mM 0.45 ± 0.10 0.44 ± 0.09 0.51 ± 0.08 1.26 ± 0.38 1.12 ± 0.30
Triglycerides, mM 0.21 ± 0.04 0.28 ± 0.03 0.40 ± 0.05* 0.29 ± 0.03 0.31 ± 0.05
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SEM, * P < 0.05, compared with the water group, ** P < 0.05, compared with the ethanol group.