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Table 1 Major fatty acid composition of krill and fish oil used in Ramprasath et al.[1] and in typical fish oil

From: Commentary on a trial comparing krill oil versus fish oil

  Ramprasath et al. [[1]] Typical profile for fish oil
Fatty acid Krill oil Fish oil  
16:0 22.1 17.1 15.4
18:2n-6 LA 2.1 32.5 1.4
18:1n-9 13.3 2.6 8.8
18:0 1.4 3.5 3.4
20:5n-3 EPA 16.4 13.5 19.1
22:6n-3 DHA 9.5 8.7 11.5
n-6:n-3 Ratio 0.095 1.2 0.14
EPA + DHA consumed* 778 664 918
  1. *Calculated from oil compositions and daily consumption of 3000 mg of oil.
  2. Typical fish oil data is the mean of 4 representative 18/12 product brands analysed following transmethylation and GC[9].