Table 1: Data for body weight, liver weight, and biochemical parameters in the normal control (NC), high-fat diet (HFD), pioglitazone control (PC), and high-fat diet plus pioglitazone (HP) groups.

NC groupHFD groupPC groupHP group

Final body weight (g)
Liver weight (g)
Liver/body weight ratio (%)
FPG (mmol/L)
FINS (mIU/L)
HOMA-IR
TC (mmol/L)
HDL-C (mmol/L)
LDL-C (mmol/L)
TG (mmol/L)
FFA (mmol/L)
ALT (IU/L)
AST (IU/L)
ALP (IU/L)

Data are presented as mean ± SD. ** , *** versus NC group. , , and versus HFD group.
FPG: fasting blood glucose; FINS: fasting insulin; HOMA-IR: homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance; TC: total cholesterol; HDL-C: high density lipoprotein-cholesterol; LDL-C: low density lipoprotein-cholesterol; TG: triglyceride; FFA: free fatty acid; ALT: alanine aminotransferase; AST: aspartate aminotransferase; ALP: alkaline phosphatase.