On the other hand, the MFAR diet revealed high amounts of n-3 fatty acids (39.2%) doubling the concentration detected in the LFAR diet (16.1%).
The mean adipocyte number per gram of inguinal fat of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplemented groups such as MFAR and LFAR exhibited a significantly higher (P < 0.5) count than the other two groups.
However, the plasma leptin concentration of MFAR (2.37 [+ or -] 3.2 ng/mL) and LFAR (2.29 [+ or -] 0.35 ng/mL) was found to be comparable with the control rats (CTRL) (2.16 [+ or -] 0.11 ng/mL).
From the additional 10% fat supplemented groups, only the LFAR group that had a lower n6 :n3 ratio showed a close resemblance to the CTRL group in terms of the total weight.
This was reflected in our study where the LFAR rats which consumed more DHA and EPA showed a significantly lower visceral fat mass unlike the MFAR match which was mainly fed n-6 PUFA.
It was indicated that the adipocyte diameter was higher in HFAR rats and on the other hand the adipocyte number was higher in the MFAR and LFAR rats.