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Table 1 Composition of the standard chow and the PUFA-rich high-fat diets

From: Metabolic responses to high-fat diets rich in n-3 or n-6 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in mice selected for either high body weight or leanness explain different health outcomes

  n-3 HFD n-6 HFD Standard chow
Crude protein (%/DM) 19·0 18·6 25·7
Crude fat (%/DM) 27·4 27·7 7·2
Crude ash (%/DM) 5·1 5·0 8·1
Metabolisable energy (MJ/DM) 20·5 20·6 15·9
Fatty acid composition (wt %)    
Myristic acid (C14:0) 6·3 0·4 0·8
Palmitic acid (C16:0) 14·7 6·1 13·2
Stearic acid (C18:0) 2·9 3·7 2·8
Oleic acid (C18:1cis-9) 14·3 22·5 20·6
Linoleic acid (C18:2n-6) 4·9 64·4 54·1
α Linolenic acid (C18:3n-3) 7·0 0·1 4·5
Arachidonic acid (C20:4n-6) 0·6 n.a. n.a.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (C20:5n-3) 12·3 0·2 0·2
Docosapentaenoic acid (C22:5n-3) 2·1 0·01 0·05
Docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6n-3) 16·0 0 0·04
Σ n-3 FA 39·9 0·4 4·9
Σ n-6 FA 6·4 64·4 54·2
  1. Fatty acid content is given in weight (wt) %; n.a. not analysed
  2. DM-dry matter; PUFA-polyunsaturated fatty acids; FA-fatty acids; HFD-high fat diet.