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Table 4 Comparison data of the total saturated and unsaturated blood Plasma fatty acid composition (% of total fatty acids) of groups 1, 2 and 3

From: Conjugated linoleic acid content of human plasma

SATURATED AND UNSATURATED GROUP 1 GROUP 2 GROUP 3
FATTY ACIDS (%) AVERAGE % OF TOTAL FATTY ACIDS
Total saturated fatty acids 38.57 36.47 34.11
Total monounsaturated fatty acids 27.08 26.44 26.10
Total polyunsaturated fatty acids, 34.34 37.08 33.71
of them ω-6-fatty acids*, 32.06 30.22 26.45
of them arachidonic acid 6.83 5.41 4.11
  ω-3-fatty acids* 4.10 3.22 3.65
Ratio of ω-6 to ω-ω-fatty acids* 7.80 9.38 7.24
Ratio of Arachidonic acid to EPA+DPA+DHA 1.66 1.68 1.12
  1. *) The essential ω-6-fatty acids linoleic acid and arachidonic acid and the essential eicosanoids ω-3-fatty acids EPA, DPA and DHA have been only considered.