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Table 1 Aorta results

From: Eicosapentaenoic acid/docosahexaenoic acid 1:1 ratio improves histological alterations in obese rats with metabolic syndrome

   Thickness of wall (μm) Lumen area (mm2) Density of elastic tissue Wrinkling of elastic layers
   mean ± SD mean ± SD Yes (%) Yes (%)
WISTAR EPA:DHA 1:1 101.60 ± 22.5 0.55 ± 0.31 42.86 85.71
  EPA:DHA 2:1 91.91 ± 9.91a 0.43 ± 0.13 57.14 100c
  EPA:DHA 1:2 81.66 ± 5.47b 0.45 ± 0.10 100* 100d
SHROB EPA:DHA 1:1 121.71 ± 18.04 0.56 ± 0.19 100 28.57
  EPA:DHA 2:1 109.39 ± 13.82a 0.49 ± 0.13 33.33 0.00c
  EPA:DHA 1:2 122.82 ± 16.68b 0.64 ± 0.39 33.33 0.00d
  1. The quantitative data are expressed by mean ± SD. Qualitative data are expressed as frequencies.
  2. (*) Statistical differences with respect to EPA:DHA 1:1 treatment p < 0.05.
  3. The same letters in different strains mean significant statistical differences. p = 0.023a, p < 0.001b, p = 0.002c, p = 0.002d.