Table 1

Diet compositiona

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


a Nutrient 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.

Desmarchelier et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:84   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-84

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