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Table 1 Fatty acid composition of lipids extracted from bone and marrow which differed between osteoarthritic and osteoporotic patients, expressed as a percentage of total fatty acid mass (mean ± sd). Significance values were obtained using Student's t-test.

From: High levels of fat and (n-6) fatty acids in cancellous bone in osteoarthritis

Fatty acid OP Mass % OA Mass % P
C16:1 Palmitoleic 4.1 ± 1.1 7.0 ± 1.2 0.005
C18:0 Stearic 4.67 ± 0.30 3.26 ± 0.47 <0.001
C20:2n-6 Eicosadienoic 0.102 ± 0.023 0.151 ± 0.023 0.011
C20:4n-6 Arachidonic acid 0.245 ± 0.029 0.479 ± 0.067 <0.001
C20:3n-6 Dihomo gamma-linolenic acid 0.117 ± 0.028 0.166 ± 0.019 0.012
C22:4n-6 Docosatetraenoic 0.119 ± 0.017 0.178 ± 0.020 0.001