Table 4: Effect of partial menhaden oil substitution in the diet of high-fat/streptozotocin diabetic rats on serum thio barbituric acid reactive substances, triglycerides, free fatty acids, cholesterol, and adiponectin.

DeterminationControl (10)Diabetic (10)Diabetic + menhaden oil (10)

Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (μg/mL) 0 . 5 7 ± 0 . 0 4 0 . 8 7 ± 0 . 0 4 a 0 . 9 2 ± 0 . 1 1 a
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 2 2 ± 6 5 3 ± 8 a 1 1 4 ± 2 0 a
Free fatty acids (mmol/L) 0 . 0 7 ± 0 . 0 2 0 . 3 0 ± 0 . 0 5 a 0 . 3 9 ± 0 . 0 6 a
Cholesterol (mg/mL) 0 . 5 ± 0 . 2 1 . 1 ± 0 . 3 a 1 . 9 ± 0 . 6 a
Adiponectin (μg/mL) 6 . 7 ± 0 . 3 7 . 1 ± 0 . 3 9 . 1 ± 0 . 5 a , b

Data are presented as the mean ± S.E.M. a 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 compared to control; b 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 compared to diabetic. Parentheses indicate the number of experimental animals.