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Table 1 Diet compositiona

From: C57Bl/6 N mice on a western diet display reduced intestinal and hepatic cholesterol levels despite a plasma hypercholesterolemia

  Control Western diet
GE (MJ/kg) 18.0 25.2
ME (MJ/kg) 15.2 21.4
% protein 23 19
% fat 11 60
% carbohydrates 66 21
Casein 240 276.9
Corn starch mod. 498 -
Maltodextrin - 158
Glucose 100 -
Sucrose - 80
Cellulose 50 60
Vitamin premix 10 12
Mineral/trace elements 60 61
L-Cystine - 3.5
Choline chloride 2 2.5
Salt (NaCl) - 1
Butylhydroxytoluol - 0.1
Beef tallow (premier jus) - 310
Soybean oil 40 30
Cholesterol 0 290
  1. aNutrient composition is expressed in g/kg except cholesterol which is provided as mg/kg. Abbreviations: GE gross energy; ME metabolizable energy calculated with the Atwater factors.