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Table 3 The fatty acid composition of the total milk lipids of the mothers (n = 42)

From: Docosahexaenoic acid in maternal and neonatal plasma phospholipids and milk lipids of Taiwanese women in Kinmen: fatty acid composition of maternal blood, neonatal blood and breast milk

Fatty acid Common name Mean (SD)
14:0 Myristic 3.95 (2.10)
14:1 Myristoleic 0.16 (0.09)
15:0 Pentadecanoic 0.36 (0.18)
16:0 Palmitic 23.9 (4.73)
16:1n-7 Palmitoleic 2.38 (0.77)
18:0 Stearic 6.51 (2.18)
18:1n-9 Oleic 32.6 (3.29)
18:1n-7 Vaccenic 2.17 (0.61)
18:2n-6 Linoleic (LA) 22.8 (4.70)
18:3n-6 γ-linolenic 0.23 (0.15)
18:3n-3 α-linolenic (ALA) 1.46 (0.54)
20:2n-6 Eicosadienoic 0.73 (0.28)
20:3n-6 Dihomo-γ-linolenic 0.57 (0.22)
20:4n-6 Arachidonic (AA) 0.93 (0.46)
20:3n-3 n-3 eicosatrienoic 0.10 (0.06)
20:5n-3 Eicosapentaenoic (EPA) 0.26 (0.18)
22:6n-3 Docosahexaenoic (DHA) 0.98 (0.55)
22:1 Erucic 0.35 (0.25)
  1. SD, Standard deviation.