Table 2

Fatty acid intakes of participants by diet group

OMN

VEG

P

Mean ± SE

Mean ± SE

value

g

g

*



α-Linolenic

1.48 ± 0.28

2.86 ± 0.42

< 0.001

Eicosapentaenoic

0.09 ± 0.03

0.01 ± 0.00

< 0.001

Docosahexaenoic

0.16 ± 0.04

0.02 ± 0.01

< 0.001

Total n-3

1.83 ± 0.31

3.04 ± 0.43

< 0.001

Linoleic

9.17 ± 0.85

14.83 ± 1.30

< 0.001

Arachidonic

0.09 ± 0.01

0.01 ± 0.00

< 0.001

Total n-6

9.49 ± 0.88

15.09 ± 1.35

< 0.001

Total polyunsaturated

11.34 ± 1.08

18.17 ± 1.59

< 0.001

Monounsaturated

14.99 ± 1.30

18.24 ± 1.36

0.017

Saturated

8.91 ± 0.66

7.94 ± 0.63

0.402

Total fatty acids

35.24 ± 2.81

44.34 ± 3.20

0.008

n-6/n-3, g/g

9.13 ± 0.64

8.18 ± 0.71

0.306


* < 0.05 is significant.

Beezhold et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:26   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-26

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