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Table 3 Effect of krill oil on myocardial fatty acid composition 8 weeks after MI

From: Krill oil attenuates left ventricular dilatation after myocardial infarction in rats

  Control feed Krill oil feed
  Sham MI MI-nPT MI-PT
  μg FA/g tissue
Total FA 25240 ± 1342 24911 ± 3701 22585 ± 1912* 23935 ± 1205
  wt.% of total FA
Palmitic acid 9.41 ± 0.25 11.07 ± 0.38## 11.72 ± 0.11*** 11.78 ± 0.11***
EPA 0.18 ± 0.01 0.18 ± 0.01 1.58 ± 0.07*** 1.75 ± 0.06***
DPA 2.04 ± 0.06 2.40 ± 0.09# 3.62 ± 0.08*** 3.61 ± 0.08***
DHA 8.98 ± 0.41 10.6 ± 0.44# 16.06 ± 0.03*** 15.77 ± 0.29***
AA 22.9 ± 0.42 23.77 ± 0.7# 17.16 ± 0.32*** 14.37 ± 0.29***†††
SFA 30.4 ± 0.25 31.8 ± 0.16### 32.0 ± 0.17 31.3 ± 0.15
MUFA 8.03 ± 0.33 8.8 ± 0.77 8.36 ± 0.22 8.8 ± 0.18
PUFA n-3 11.62 ± 0.44 13.6 ± 0.44## 21.59 ± 0.27*** 21.5 ± 0.31***
PUFA n-6 49.72 ± 0.59 45.6 ± 0.58### 37.89 ± 0.30*** 38.2 ± 0.38***
PUFA n-3/n-6 0.24 ± 0.01 0.30 ± 0.01### 0.57 ± 0.01*** 0.6 ± 0.01***
  1. MI, myocardial infarction; nPT, non-pretreated; PT, pretreated; wt.%, weight percent; FA, fatty acids; EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid; DPA, docosapentaenoic acid; DHA, docosahexaenoic acid; AA, arachidonic acid; SFA, saturated FA; MUFA, monounsaturated FA; PUFA, polyunsaturated FA. Values are mean ± SEM. #P ≤ 0.05 vs sham, ##P ≤ 0.01 vs sham, ###P ≤ 0.001 vs sham, *P ≤ 0.05 vs MI-control, ***P ≤ 0.001 vs MI-control, P ≤ 0.05 vs MI-nPT, †††P ≤ 0.001 vs MI-nPT.