Table 3

Inflammatory gene expression in duodenal tissue after EPA + DHA and placebo supplementation in 12 men with type 2 diabetes
Placebo EPA + DHA Difference P
mRNA copies/105 copies ATP5o
IL-6 8 (9) 10 (3) 2 0.77
TNF-α 109 (51) 93 (50) −16 0.75
IL-18 5226 (3552) 5398 (1486) 172 0.73
STAT3 4637 (1723) 4646 (1437) 9 0.91

Data are expressed as median and interquartile range in parentheses. P values were calculated using Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-rank tests. Abbreviations: ATP5o, ATP synthase O subunit; DHA, docosahexaenoic acid; EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid; IL, interleukin; mRNA, messenger ribonucleic acid; STAT3, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3; TNF-α, tumor necrosis factor α.

Labonté et al.

Labonté et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:98   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-98

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