SF12-073 Banana Flavoured SF03-002


A very high fat semi-pure diet formulation for laboratory rats and mice based on AIN-93G.

  • Total fat content has been increased to 36% fat. Using generally recognised energy data this would equate to a diet where 59% of total energy is from lipids.

  • The fats included to make up the total fat content have been chosen to maximise diet palatability whilst retaining a good spread of fatty acids. All known fatty acid requirements have been met or exceeded.

  • We would recommend that this diet be transported and stored at less than 15oC. At higher temperatures the diet softens considerably.

  • Calculated digestible energy has increased as a result of the increased fat inclusion.

  • Dietary carbohydrate content is from sucrose only. All starch has been removed from the diet. This has been done primarily to improve pellet strength but may also have some physiological implications.

  • Banana flavouring has been added to improve palatability.


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Keywords: cardiovascular disease model, atherosclerosis, high fat diet, high cholesterol diet, hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerotic lesions,