Table 3—

Cholesterol metabolism

VariablesDiabetic group (n = 16)Control group (n = 16)
Cholesterol absorption
 Efficiency (%)29.5 ± 1.3*41.7 ± 2.3
 Dietary cholesterol absorbed mg · kg−1 · day−11.09 ± 0.14*1.95 ± 0.23
 Biliary cholesterol absorbed mg · kg−1 · day−14.80 ± 0.42*6.66 ± 0.67
 Total cholesterol absorbed mg · kg−1 · day−15.89 ± 0.48*8.61 ± 0.65
Fecal steroids mg · kg−1 · day−1
 Bile acids7.00 ± 0.646.53 ± 0.90
 Neutral sterols13.96 ± 0.8711.88 ± 0.63
 Total steroids20.96 ± 1.1218.40 ± 1.30
 Intestinal cholesterol pool19.85 ± 1.2320.49 ± 0.92
 Cholesterol synthesis17.25 ± 0.93*13.73 ± 1.50
 Cholesterol turnover18.33 ± 0.9615.68 ± 1.38
  • Data are means ± SE, derived from Student’s t test.

  • *

    * Significantly different from control subjects.