Table 3

Polyunsaturated fatty acids profile in plasma
Parameter (μg FA/ml) Baseline mean (SD) Change at week 8 95% CI P-value Change at week 16 95% CI P-value
ALA 13.50 (8.50) -2.08 -4.71 to 0.56 0.1194 -3.71 -6.35 to -1.08 0.0067
EPA 8.73 (4.09) 17.96 12.42 to 23.50 <0.0001 10.47 4.93 to 16.00 0.0004
DPA 8.24 (2.88) 3.63 2.10 to 5.16 <0.0001 0.56 -0.97 to 2.09 0.4665
DHA 32.91 (8.24) 18.39 12.05 to 24.73 <0.0001 9.93 3.60 to 16.27 0.0028
EPA+DHA 41.63 (10.68) 36.35 25.16 to 47.55 <0.0001 20.40 9.21 to 31.6 0.0006
LA 624.25 (137.45) 7.30 -52.75 to 67.34 0.8081 -55.81 -115.86 to 4.24 0.0678
GLA 10.01 (4.40) 0.75 -1.83 to 3.32 0.5615 -1.55 -4.12 to 1.03 0.2330
DGLA 35.07 (13.03) -3.32 -7.89 to 1.25 0.1550 -7.50 -12.07 to -2.93 0.0018
AA 148.24 (38.47) -11.57 -27.37 to 4.24 0.1477 -26.56 -42.37 to -10.76 0.0015

Data are presented as mean (standard deviation);

FA- fatty acid; ALA – α-linolenic acid, 18:3 (n-3); EPA – eicosapentaenoic acid, 20:5 (n-3); DPA – docosapentaenoic acid, 22:5 (n-3); DHA – docosahexaenoic acid, 22:6 (n-3); LA – linoleic acid, 18:2 (n-6); GLA – γ-linolenic acid, 18:3 (n-6); DGLA – dihomo-γ-linolenic acid, 20:3 (n-6); AA – arachidonic acid, 20:4 (n-6); P-value derived with mixed model.

Garaiova et al.

Garaiova et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:7   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-7

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