Figure 4.

Fatty acid composition (FAC) of plasma cholesteryl esters (CE) (mean % ± SEM, n = 15) in response to test meals containing POL, AHA or PCAN test fats. 2Statistical analyses were corrected for baseline values and significance reported at P < 0.05 for time x test meal interactions. A: Percent C16:0 in TRL CE significantly increased after the POL meal compared to the AHA meal (a, P = 0.043) but was not significantly different compared to the PCAN (P > 0.05) meal. The comparison between AHA and PCAN meals was not significantly different (P > 0.05). B: Percent C16:1n7 incorporation into TRL CE was not significantly different between meals (P > 0.05). C: Percent C18:0 incorporation into TRL CE was not significantly different between meals (P > 0.05). D: Percent C18:1 in TRL CE was significantly greater after POL (a, P = 0.002) and PCAN meals (b, P = 0.001) compared to the AHA meal whereas the comparison between POL and PCAN was not significantly different (P > 0.05). E: Percent C18:2 in TRL CE increased the most after the AHA meal compared to POL (P < 0.05) and PCAN (a, P = 0.017). The comparison between POL and PCAN was not significantly different (P > 0.05). F: Percent C18:3 incorporation into TRL CE was the most after the PCAN meal compared to AHA (a, P < 0.001) and POL (b, P < 0.001) meals whereas it was least after the POL meal. The comparison between POL and AHA meals was also significantly different (c, P < 0.001). Legends (A-F): POL = Palm olein only (); AHA = Soybean-Palm olein blend (); PCAN = Rapeseed-Palm olein blend ().

Karupaiah and Sundram Nutrition Journal 2013 12:122   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-122
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