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Table 2 Effect of nutrient intake and glucose/intralipid infusion on respiratory quotient

From: A novel clinical approach to evaluating changes in fat oxidation in healthy, overnight-fasted subjects

  Mean percent change in RQ
Group Ad libitum, fasting vs. post-intralipid High carb+/−glucose infusion vs. post-intralipid
Lean, Saline −3.8 ± 2.0 −7.9 ± 1.3
Lean, Glucose −0.96 ± 2.8 −11.3 ± 2.0
Obese, Saline −10.43 ± 3.3 −10.49 ± 1.6
  1. RQ respiratory quotient; Values are Mean ± SEM, Bold denotes P ≤ 0.05