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Table 3 Partial correlations between changes in n-3 and n-6 PUFAs (in % of total fatty acids) and changes in lipoprotein particle concentrations and mean sizes

From: Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of circulating omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids with lipoprotein particle concentrations and sizes: population-based cohort study with 6-year follow-up

  Change of  
  n-3 PUFAs n-6 PUFAs
  r (95% CI)# r (95% CI)#
Change of   
VLDL particle concentration -0.05 (-0.12 to 0.02) -0.37 (-0.44 to -0.30)***
VLDL particle mean size -0.20 (-0.28 to -0.12)*** -0.55 (-0.61 to -0.48)***
LDL particle concentration -0.02 (-0.07 to 0.05) 0.00 (-0.06 to 0.06)
LDL particle mean size 0.13 (0.06 to 0.20)** 0.34 (0.26 to 0.42)***
HDL particle concentration 0.09 (0.00 to 0.18) -0.08 (-0.16 to 0.02)
HDL particle mean size 0.12 (0.04 to 0.20)* 0.05 (-0.03 to 0.14)
  1. #The 95% confidence intervals were obtained by bias-corrected bootstrapping (5,000 replications).
  2. Sidak-adjusted probabilities. Adjusted for age, sex, smoking, BMI and antihyperglycemic medication and lipid-lowering medication at baseline.
  3. *<0.05 **<0.01 ***<0.001.