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Table 6 Fatty Acid Composition of Artificial Rat Milk and Pelleted Rat Diets*

From: Docosahexaenoic acid and n-6 docosapentaenoic acid supplementation alter rat skeletal muscle fatty acid composition

Artificial Milk Dam reared AR-LA AR-DPA AR-DHA+DPA AR-DHA
Total saturates n.d. 33.0 33.6 33.0 35.6
Total monounsaturates n.d. 46.9 47.5 46.8 45.5
18:2 n-6 n.d. 18.1 16.0 17.7 16.1
18:3 n-3 n.d. 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
22:5 n-6 n.d. - 1.01 0.42 -
22:6 n-3 n.d. - - 0.96 1.16
Pelleted Diet Dam reared AR-LA AR-DPA AR-DHA+DPA AR-DHA
Total saturates 77.2 27.0 27.3 26.5 22.0
Total monounsaturates 4.3 46.2 44.5 44.7 47.1
18:2 n-6 15.3 15.4 15.1 15.3 16.3
18:3 n-3 3.1 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.05
22:5 n-6 - - 1.04 0.49 -
22:6 n-3 - - - 0.98 1.10
  1. *Values are weight % of total fatty acids. AR-LA, 18:2n-6 artificial reared diet; AR-DPAn-6, 22:5n-6 artificial reared diet; AR-DHA+DPAn-6, 22:6n-3 + 22:5n-6 artificial reared diet; AR-DHA, 22:6n-3 artificial reared diet; n.d., not determined.