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Table 2 Comparison between mode diameter (MD), volume average diameter (VAD), and specific surface area (SSA) of the fat globule population measured from foremilk and hindmilk (n 26)

From: Is increased fat content of hindmilk due to the size or the number of milk fat globules?

  MD (μm)* VAD (μm)* SSA (m2/g)*
Foremilk 4.2 ± 1.0 4.5 ± 1.1 1.9 ± 0.3
Hindmilk 4.6 ± 2.1 4.9 ± 1.0 1.8 ± 0.2
  1. *Mean ± SD
  2. There were no significant differences between foremilk and hindmilk in any of the three parameters.