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Table 2 Serum levels (mmol/L) of β-OHB in tumour-bearing animals of the KD and SD groups on different days after tumour cell injection (day 0).

From: Growth of human gastric cancer cells in nude mice is delayed by a ketogenic diet supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids and medium-chain triglycerides

KD Days after tumour cell inoculation
  0 6 8 20 23 28
Mean 0.5 0.9 * 1.2 * 1.6 * 1.3 * 1.2 *
± SD 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.4 0.3
SD Days after tumour cell inoculation
  0 6 8 20 23 28
Mean 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6
± SD 0.09 0.09 0.07 0.06 0.08 0.06
  1. KD animals achieved ketosis within 6 days after feeding the ketogenic diet (Table 1) and remained significantly higher than those of SD animals (* P < 0.001). In contrast, serum glucose levels were not significantly different between SD and KD animals (see Results).