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Table 2 Fatty acid composition of various diets

From: Bio F1B hamster: a unique animal model with reduced lipoprotein lipase activity to investigate nutrient mediated regulation of lipoprotein metabolism

Fatty Acid Diet   
(%) FO MUFA N6:N3
14:0 15 0.8 4
16:0 17 15 23
16:1 n-7 10.3 1.5 4.5
18:0 7.0 9.1 7.8
18:1 6.2 53 41
18:2 n-6 1 18 12
18:3 n-3 0.5 0.8 -
18:4 n-3 - - -
20:1 n-9 - - -
20:4 n-6 6 1.6 4.5
20:5 n-3 12 0.2 1
22:5 n-3 7 - 0.3
22:6 n-3 18 - 1.9
SFA 39 24.9 34.8
MUFA 16.5 54.5 45.5
N6 PUFA 7 19.6 16.5
N3 PUFA 37.5 1 3.2
N6-N3 ratio 0.2 19.6 5.16
  1. Lipids were extracted from the fish oil (FO), monounsaturated fatty acid rich (MUFA), and N6:N3 diets (% of total fatty acids) as explained under materials and methods. Fatty acid composition was determined by gas liquid chromatography (GLC).