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Table 1 Diet composition

From: Consumption of a low glycaemic index diet in late life extends lifespan of Balb/c mice with differential effects on DNA damage

Ingredients Low GIa Controlb
Digestible energy (MJ/kg) 13.5 14.0
Protein (%) 19.7 20.0
Fat (%) 5.0 4.8
Crude fibre (%) 6.4 4.8
Valine (%) 1.40 0.87
Leucine (%) 0.88 1.40
Isoleucine (%) 1.40 0.80
Threonine (%) 0.80 0.70
Methionine (%) 0.23 0.30
Cystine (%) 0.31 0.30
Lysine (%) 1.00 0.90
Phenylalanine (%) 0.90 0.90
Tyrosine (%) 0.7 0.50
Tryptophan (%) 0.20 0.20
Total monounsaturated fats (%) 1.47 2.00
Total polyunsaturated fats (%) 1.72 1.77
Total saturated fats (%) 0.45 0.74
Mineral mix S10001 (g/kg) 35 35
Vitamin mix V10001 (g/kg) 10 10
Glycaemic index (vs. glucose) 27 70
  1. aA fixed formula ration including barley, lupins, canola oil, safflower (high linoleic) oil, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, calcium carbonate, salt, sulphur, fish meal, soya bean meal, vitamin premix and mineral premix. Diet was primarily based on barley and designed to reduce GI using published data on raw materials used.
  2. bA fixed formula ration including wheat, barley, lupins, soya meal, fish-meal, mixed vegetable oils, canola oil, salt, calcium carbonate, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, vitamin premix and mineral premix. Diet was primarily based on wheat with GI determined using published data on raw materials used.