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Table 1 Fatty acid composition of the diets

From: Dietary supplementation with arachidonic acid increases arachidonic acid content in paw, but does not affect arthritis severity or prostaglandin E2 content in rat adjuvant-induced arthritis model

Fatty acids CON ARA(L) ARA(M) ARA(H) DHA
g/100 g fatty acids
16:0 palmitic acid 27.1 28.0 28.1 27.4 28.3
18:0 stearic acid 4.4 4.7 4.8 5.1 4.6
18:1(n-9) oleic acid 32.0 32.2 31.4 29.5 30.7
18:2(n-6) linoleic acid 23.4 20.9 19.1 15.8 21.3
18:3(n-3) α-linolenic acid 11.6 10.8 10.9 11.6 2.5
20:3(n-6) dihomo-γ-linolenic acid 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.0
20:4(n-6) arachidonic acid 0.0 1.4 2.9 6.3 0.5
20:5(n-3) eicosapentaenoic acid 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6
22:6(n-3) docosahexaenoic acid 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3
Others 1.5 1.9 2.5 3.7 4.2
Total 100 100 100 100 100
PUFA 35.7 34.0 34.1 35.5 33.4
MUFA 32.6 32.6 31.9 30.0 33.6
SFA 31.8 33.4 34.1 34.5 33.0
n-6/n-3 2.0 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.2
  1. Fatty acid composition of the experimental diets. Numbers in the table are expressed in percent except for the n-6/n-3 ratio. PUFA: polyunsaturated fatty acid; MUFA: monounsaturated fatty acid; SFA: saturated fatty acid. Note that each diet comprised equa.