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Table 2 Effects of total chikusetsusaponins and orlistat (a lipase inhibitor) on fat excretion on day 3 in feces of mice fed a high-fat diet

From: Anti-obesity effects of chikusetsusaponins isolated from Panax japonicus rhizomes

  Animal No. Feces weight (g) Triacyglycrol in feces (μmol/g feces)
Laboratory chow pellet 13 1.04 ± 0.017* 5.05 ± 0.70*
High-fat diet (HF) 13 0.14 ± 0.035 36.66 ± 1.03
HF +    
1% Total chikusetsusaponins 7 0.26 ± 0.012* 41.64 ± 3.48
HF +    
3% Total chikusetsusaponins 7 0.31 ± 0.049 53.42 ± 4.86*
HF +    
0.025 % orlistat (lipase inhibitor) 7 0.22 ± 0.040 394.38 ± 65.39*
  1. Values are means ± S.E. of 7 – 13 mice. * Significantly different from the high-fat diet group, P < 0.05.