Table 3

Comparison of AUCs for individual PUFA.

PUFA

Oil group AUC (hr.mg/l)

Emulsion group AUC (hr.mg/l)

Difference (hr.mg/l)

oil/emulsion ratio × 100 (%)

95% CI

P – value


Lower Limit

Upper Limit


GLA

96.2

139.8

43.5

68.8

0.1

86.9

0.0493

ALA

187.2

284.2

97.0

65.9

22.1

171.9

0.0137

EPA

139.3

414.2

274.9

33.6

175.5

374.3

<0.0001

DHA

97.1

219.4

122.3

44.3

9.2

235.3

0.0355


AUC values are given as Least Square Mean for AUC which is a mean value of total AUC adjusted by the period and sequence.

ANOVA model with repeated measurements taking into account of the cross-over design was used to test for a significant difference in the effect of treatment.

*number of subjects = 22; PUFA – polyunsaturated fatty acid

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

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