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Table 2 FA composition of supplemented oils and daily consumed dose during the study

From: Cheek cell fatty acids reflect n-3 PUFA in blood fractions during linseed oil supplementation: a controlled human intervention study

  Run-in oil   Linseed oil mix   Olive oil  
  Total subjects (n = 38)   Test group (n = 23)   Control group (n = 15)  
  Oil Intake1 Oil Intake1 Oil Intake1
Major FA [% FAME] [g/d] [% FAME] [g/d] [% FAME] [g/d]
Daily dose   17.0   17.0   17.0
 Σ SFA 36.6 5.60 8.99 1.38 13.9 2.13
 C18:1n-9 (OA) 45.1 6.90 36.3 5.55 77.5 11.9
 C18:2n-6 (LA) 16.8 2.60 21.6 3.30 5.52 0.85
 C18:3n-3 (ALA) 0.18 0.03 31.1 4.85 0.52 0.08
 Σn-6/Σn-3 94.0/1.0 0.7/1.0 11.0/1.0
  1. FA of supplemented oils are presented as means [% FAME].
  2. 1Daily intake is given as mean of men and women; men received 18.5 g/d and women 15.5 g/d total daily dose; based on average 2800 kcal for men and 2200 kcal for women to achieve comparable energy% of the supplemented FA for both sexes.