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Table 2 Percentage composition of fatty acids of LDL, HDL2 and HDL3 in 59 healthy subjects.

From: HDL enhances oxidation of LDL in vitro in both men and women

  Women Men
Fatty acid LDL HDL2 HDL3 LDL HDL2 HDL3
14:0 0.80 ± 0.22 0.67 ± 0.19 0.61 ± 0.17 0.97 ± 0.29* 0.94 ± 1.41*** 0.76 ± 0.26*
16:0 19.50 ± 1.27 22.68 ± 1.41 22.45 ± 1.51 19.39 ± 1.23 22.79 ± 1.30 22.25 ± 1.10
16:1(n-7) 2.28 ± 0.64 1.72 ± 0.51 1.69 ± 0.51 2.22 ± 0.79 1.82 ± 0.71 1.87 ± 1.21
18:0 5.44 ± 0.58 8.18 ± 0.91 8.24 ± 0.90 5.71 ± 0.35 8.41 ± 0.67 8.71 ± 0.60
18:1T 0.35 ± 0.11 0.38 ± 0.12 0.36 ± 0.12 0.38 ± 0.15 0.45 ± 0.19 0.42 ± 0.16
18:1(n-9) 21.44 ± 1.63 17.79 ± 1.21 16.91 ± 1.02 21.12 ± 2.37 19.62 ± 3.09 17.77 ± 2.29
18:2(n-6) 34.92 ± 2.88 30.20 ± 2.93 30.71 ± 3.00 34.92 ± 4.16 28.38 ± 3.90 29.41 ± 3.72
18:3(n-3) 0.87 ± 0.22 0.67 ± 0.18 0.65 ± 0.18 0.87 ± 0.20 0.77 ± 0.23 0.69 ± 0.18
18:3(n-6) 0.43 ± 0.14 0.28 ± 0.09 0.28 ± 0.01 0.53 ± 0.26 0.34 ± 0.20 0.35 ± 0.20
20:0 0.31 ± 0.04 0.26 ± 0.03 0.22 ± 0.03 0.26 ± 0.04*** 0.23 ± 0.03*** 0.19 ± 0.02**
20:3(n-6) 1.22 ± 0.29 1.85 ± 0.44 1.97 ± 0.49 1.34 ± 0.26 1.86 ± 0.39 2.09 ± 0.40
20:4(n-6) 5.40 ± 0.91 7.08 ± 1.04 7.70 ± 1.20 5.53 ± 1.14 6.67 ± 1.42 7.64 ± 1.49
20:5(n-3) 1.12 ± 0.59 1.28 ± 0.67 1.38 ± 0.75 1.26 ± 0.59 1.33 ± 0.55 1.50 ± 0.59
22:0 0.91 ± 0.10 0.75 ± 0.13 0.63 ± 0.14 0.86 ± 0.11 0.60 ± 0.12 0.55 ± 0.13
22:5(n-3) 0.40 ± 0.11 0.65 ± 0.16 0.68 ± 0.16 0.47 ± 0.07** 0.74 ± 0.12* 0.82 ± 0.11**
22:6(n-3) 2.18 ± 0.50 3.46 ± 0.73 3.70 ± 0.79 1.96 ± 0.53 3.25 ± 0.86 3.37 ± 0.88
24:0 0.84 ± 0.07 0.65 ± 0.09 0.56 ± 0.08 0.83 ± 0.14 0.63 ± 0.13 0.56 ± 0.12
24:1(n-9) 1.59 ± 0.21 1.43 ± 0.23 1.23 ± 0.21 1.39 ± 0.28** 1.17 ± 0.24** 1.04 ± 0.19*
ΣSAFA 27.82 ± 1.21 33.21 ± 1.16 32.77 ± 1.23 27.88 ± 1.18 33.54 ± 1.50 32.94 ± 1.12
ΣMUFA 25.33 ± 2.03 20.98 ± 1.54 19.86 ± 1.34 24.48 ± 2.67 22.28 ± 3.16 20.51 ± 2.63
ΣPUFA 46.51 ± 2.55 45.44 ± 2.00 47.02 ± 1.82 47.26 ± 3.66 43.75 ± 4.13 46.14 ± 3.48
PI 83.2 ± 7.4 96.1 ± 8.3 101.2 ± 9.3 83.7 ± 9.2 92.2 ± 12.0 99.2 ± 10.9
  1. Values are mean ± SD. * p < 0.05. ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001 compared to women. ΣSAFA, sum of percentages of saturated fatty acids, ΣMUFA, sum of percentages of monounsaturated fatty acids, ΣPUFA, sum of percentages of polyunsaturated fatty acids, PI, peroxidizability index (see methods).