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Table 4 Fatty acid profile in plasma in mice fed different diets

From: n-3 PUFA added to high-fat diets affect differently adiposity and inflammation when carried by phospholipids or triacylglycerols in mice

Major FA in plasma LF HF HF-ω3PL HF-ω3TG
Total FA (mol/100 mol FA):
SFA 33.7 ± 0.3 34.5 ± 0.2 34.4 ± 1.3 36.1 ± 2.6
16:1 n-7 4.0 ± 0.5 1.6 ± 0.2$ 1.2 ± 0.02$ 1.6 ± 0.4$
18:1 n-7 2.7 ± 0.2 1.5 ± 0.1$ 1.3 ± 0.1$ 1.4 ± 0.3$
18:1 n-9 19.3 ± 1.9 15.6 ± 0.7$ 16.1 ± 1.9$ 13.4 ± 6.7$
MUFA 27.9 ± 1.0 19.6 ± 0.3$ 19.5 ± 0.2$ 17.3 ± 6.7$
18:2 n-6 21.2 ± 0.6 25.4 ± 0.2$ 26.1 ± 0.4$ 26.4 ± 0.8$
20:4 n-6 9.6 ± 1.2* 14.3 ± 0.4 11.2 ± 0.5* 9.5 ± 0.8*
n-6 33.1 ± 0.9* 42.1 ± 0.5 39.2 ± 1.0$ 38.2 ± 3.2$*
18:3 n-3 0.4 ± 0.1 Tr$ 0.3 ± 0.0*$ 0.2 ± 0.0$*
20:5 n-3 0.7 ± 0.0 Tr$ 0.7 ± 0.0 1.2 ± 0.1$*
22:6 n-3 3.8 ± 0.4 3.2 ± 0.1 4.9 ± 0.3$*£ 6.6 ± 0.5$*
n-3 5.2 ± 0.4 3.9 ± 0.1$ 6.4 ± 0.2 8.4 ± 1.3$*
n-6/n-3 ratio 6.4 ± 0.3* 10.9 ± 0.4 6.1 ± 0.2* 4.6 ± 0.4*
  1. (*P < 0.05 vs HF), ($P < 0.05 vs LF), (£P < 0.05 vs HF-ω3TG). Data are mean ± SEM for n = 5 per group. Abbreviations: Tr, traces FA; fatty acids; MUFA, monounsaturated fatty acids; SFA, saturated fatty acids.