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Table 8 Allometric scaling of linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid in an AIN93G, AIN93M and AIN76A rodent diet based on differences in daily caloric consumption (Kcal) or body weight (BW) (in kg) as compared to the Adequate Intakes (AI) from the daily recommended intakes for humans (DRI)

From: Allometric scaling of dietary linoleic acid on changes in tissue arachidonic acid using human equivalent diets in mice

Rodent Diet Fatty Acid AI (DRI) Kcal BW
AIN93G a    
Linoleic acid 12-17 g 20 g 423 g
Alpha-linolenic acid 1.1-1.6 g 2.6 g 55 g
AIN93M b    
Linoleic acid 12-17 g 12 g 242 g
Alpha-linolenic acid 1.1-1.6 g 1.6 g 31 g
AIN76A c    
Linoleic acid 2-17 g 15.6 g 336 g
Alpha-linolenic acid 1.1-1.6 g 0 g 0 mg
  1. The data applies for a 25 g mouse consuming 15 kcal/d and a 70 Kg human consuming 2000 Kcal/d.
  2. aBased on a diet containing 7% (w/w) soybean oil that is 54% linoleic acid and 7% a-linolenic acid.
  3. bBased on a diet containing 4% (w/w) soybean oil that is 54% linoleic acid and 7% a-linolenic acid.
  4. cBased on a diet containing 5% (w/w) corn oil that is 60% linoleic acid.