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Table 8 Pearson's correlation coefficients between fatty acid content of adipose tissue depots and adiposity index

From: Isocaloric intake of a high-fat diet modifies adiposity and lipid handling in a sex dependent manner in rats

Adipose tissue fatty acid content Adiposity index
  Male Female
Gonadal fat   
   SFA NS NS
   MUFA 0.771** NS
   PUFA -0.858** NS
Inguinal fat   
   SFA NS NS
   MUFA 0.791** NS
   PUFA -0.797** NS
  1. Fatty acid content was expressed as the percentage of its integrated chromatogram peak area with respect to the total area of fatty acids that were identified (C14:0, C16:0, C18:0, C20:0, C16:1n-7, C18:1n-9, C18:2n-6, C18:3n-3). Adiposity index was calculated as the sum of the weight of lumbar, gonadal, inguinal and mesenteric fat depots expressed as percentage with respect to body weight. Pearson's correlation coefficients (r values) and significance levels are shown. *p < 0.05. **p < 0.01. NS, non significant.