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Table 5 Area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) and incremental AUC for each fatty acid following consumption of the test meal with algal oil or krill oil

From: Acute appearance of fatty acids in human plasma – a comparative study between polar-lipid rich oil from the microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata and krill oil in healthy young males

  Algal oil Krill oil
Fatty acid AUC ((μg/ml)/hr) IAUC ((μg/ml)/hr) AUC ((μg/ml)/hr) IAUC ((μg/ml)/hr)
Myristic 611 ± 400 250 ± 166 580 ± 250 268 ± 169
Palmitic 8670 ± 3161 1398 ± 931 8394 ± 2432 1170 ± 526
Palmitoleic 753 ± 596 128 ± 93 697 ± 257 105 ± 51
Heptadecanoic 144 ± 62 74 ± 88 165 ± 47 62 ± 30
Stearic 2727 ± 697 419 ± 299 2684 ± 758 365 ± 200
Oleic 8580 ± 3739 1851 ± 1289 8502 ± 2711 1614 ± 968
Cis-Vaccenic 648 ± 251 107 ± 69 689 ± 233 107 ± 62
Linoleic 10025 ± 2027 1102 ± 737 10074 ± 1997 800 ± 337
γ-Linolenic 180 ± 153 22 ± 17 136 ± 59 11 ± 4
α-Linolenic 473 ± 218 198 ± 120 469 ± 216 191 ± 126
Arachidic 69 ± 41 16 ± 13 75 ± 28 17 ± 10
Dihomo-γ-linolenic 518 ± 137 44 ± 31 513 ± 122 31 ± 15
Arachidonic 2342 ± 550 214 ± 107 2290 ± 646 134 ± 81
EPA 533 ± 157 277 ± 135 391 ± 120* 137 ± 39**
DPA 220 ± 58 39 ± 26 214 ± 58 25 ± 12
DHA 582 ± 164 65 ± 45 621 ± 205 70 ± 39
  1. Data are mean ± SD from 10 participants. * indicates P = 0.020 vs algal oil; ** indicates P = 0.006 vs algal oil.