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Table 2 Compositions of dietary fats (approximate %).

From: Omega 3 fatty acids reduce myeloid progenitor cell frequency in the bone marrow of mice and promote progenitor cell differentiation

  Saturated fatty acids Linoleic acid (omega 6) Total omega 3 Monounsaturated fatty acids
Corn oila 13 61 1 26
Canola oila 6 20 10 62
n-3 supp.b 9 6 63 21
  1. The corn oil diet is the low omega 3: omega 6 fatty acid diet containing 10% w/w corn oil as the source of all fat. The fish oil diet is our high omega 3: omega 6 fatty acids diet containing 5% w/w canola oil and 5% w/w omega 3 fatty acid supplement. The corn oil diet contains 0.1% omega 3 fatty acids and 6.1% omega 6 fatty acids, which is a relative ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 of 61: 1. The fish oil diet contains 3.65% omega 3 fatty acids and 1.3% omega 6 fatty acids, which is a relative ratio of 1: 2.8.
  2. aFrom: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search
  3. bFrom: Manufacture's certified analyses.