Table 1

Proximate analysis of Nafag 924 test diets for hamsters1

Weight %

Component

Control

2.5% Gl

5.0% Gl


Carbohydrate (by difference)

31.8

31.0

30.3

Starch

23.6

23.0

22.5

Crude Protein

15.6

15.2

14.8

Water

8.0

7.8

7.6

Crude fat

4.4

4.3

4.2

Ash

4.7

4.6

4.5

Crude fiber

3.5

3.4

3.3

Essential amino acids

3.4

3.3

3.2

Gl extract

0.0

2.5

5.0

Vitamin mix (includes choline)

2.4

2.3

2.3

Minerals (Ca, P, Mg, K, Na)

2.3

2.2

2.2

Trace elements

0.3

0.3

0.3


1Nafag 924 hamster complete diet was from Eberle Nafag AG, Gossau, Switzerland. The detailed ingredients in the diet are not known. Metabolizable energy was estimated to be 3111 kcal/kg diet. The lovastatin diet was identical to the control diet, but contained 2 mg/100 g diet lovastatin. Gl, G. lucidum.

Berger et al. Lipids in Health and Disease 2004 3:2   doi:10.1186/1476-511X-3-2

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