Table 2

Comparison of the baseline plasma concentrations of total TAG and individual fatty acids.

Lipid Component

Mean plasma concentration at Day 0

Mean plasma concentration at Day 20


Palmitic acid (16:0)

603.1 ± 215.5

617.9 ± 173.8

Stearic acid (18:0)

168.8 ± 53.6

179.1 ± 45.9

Oleic acid (18:1 n-9)

536.0 ± 186.9

564.2 ± 142.4

Linoleic acid (18:2 n-6)

780.5 ± 281.8

816.0 ± 239.3

α Linolenic acid (18:3 n-3)

16.7 ± 8.1

17.1 ± 6.4

γ Linolenic acid (18:3 n-6)

12.0 ± 7.7

11.6 ± 7.4

Eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5 n-3)

25.7 ± 17.5

33.9 ± 21.8

Docosahexaenoic acid (22:6 n-3)

61.4 ± 26.9

73.0 ± 34.6

Triacylglycerols

536.8 ± 182.5

533.7 ± 157.4


Fatty acid data are expressed as mean (mg/l) ± SD for Day 0 and Day 20 (n = 22). Triacylglycerol data are expressed as mean (μmol/l) ± SD for Day 0 and Day 20 (n = 23).

SD – standard deviation; n – number of subjects

Garaiova et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:4   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-4

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