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Table 5 Results of fatty acid measurement in plasma phospholipids and triglycerides after intervention with different study products

From: Bioavailability of fatty acids from krill oil, krill meal and fish oil in healthy subjects–a randomized, single-dose, cross-over trial

  A krill oil B fish oil C krill meal A:B C:B A:C
(n=15) (n=15) (n=15)
  Mean ± SD   Mean ± SD   Mean ± SD   p p p
iAUC in PL (% x h) 89.08 ± 33.36 59.15 ± 22.22 44.97 ± 18.07 0.003 0.036 <0.001
iAUC in TG (% x h) 24.46 ± 17.60 35.02 ± 26.54 25.04 ± 21.18 0.165 0.035 0.931
EPA in PL at t0 (%) 1.29 ± 0.33 1.31 ± 0.36 1.32 ± 0.41 0.769 0.909 0.769
EPA cmax in PL (%) 1.89 ± 0.38 1.07 ± 0.29 1.20 ± 0.20 0.044 0.017 0.628
EPA tmax in PL (h) 15.73 ± 15.60 24.53 ± 20.22 13.33 ± 9.88 <0.001 0.012 <0.001
EPA max in PL (%) 3.17 ± 0.44 2.38 ± 0.42 2.52 ± 0.43 <0.001 0.108 <0.001
DHA in PL at t0 (%) 4.10 ± 0.81 3.98 ± 0.73 4.35 ± 0.90 0.249 0.023 0.172
DHA cmax in PL (%) 0.53 ± 0.22 0.50 ± 0.27 0.26 ± 0.21 0.796 0.011 0.011
DHA tmax in PL (h) 48.13 ± 23.72 54.53 ± 22.73 38.94 ± 26.12 0.041 0.796 0.090
DHA max in PL (%) 4.63 ± 0.73 4.48 ± 0.80 4.61 ± 0.84 0.090 0.230 0.866
EPA + DHA in PL at t0 (%) 5.39 ± 1.02 5.28 ± 0.91 5.67 ± 1.22 0.424 0.116 0.234
EPA + DHA cmax in PL (%) 1.89 ± 0.59 1.36 ± 0.47 1.12 ± 0.28 0.009 0.083 <0.001
EPA + DHA tmax in PL (h) 21.60 ± 17.92 19.09 ± 35.73 23.87 ± 19.07 0.021 0.044 0.718
EPA + DHA max in PL (%) 7.28 ± 0.88 6.65 ± 1.00 6.78 ± 1.16 <0.001 0.359 0.022
EPA in TG at t0 (%) 0.23 ± 0.12 0.22 ± 0.12 0.24 ± 0.17 0.851 0.650 0.728
EPA cmax in TG (%) 0.65 ± 0.30 0.64 ± 0.44 0.47 ± 0.24 0.919 0.081 0.030
EPA tmax in TG (h) 9.87 ± 17.26 11.20 ± 12.18 8.67 ± 6.44 0.820 0.372 0.742
EPA max in TG (%) 0.88 ± 0.32 0.87 ± 0.50 0.71 ± 0.33 0.876 0.068 0.039
DHA in TG at t0 (%) 0.80 ± 0.33 0.72 ± 0.53 0.75 ± 0.40 0.451 0.749 0.501
DHA cmax in TG (%) 0.54 ± 0.31 0.64 ± 0.52 0.50 ± 0.31 0.477 0.153 0.696
DHA tmax in TG (h) 18.00 ± 24.96 22.53 ± 21.59 18.40 ± 21.14 0.557 0.604 0.966
DHA max in TG (%) 1.34 ± 0.49 1.36 ± 0.75 1.25 ± 0.46 0.836 0.299 0.351
EPA + DHA in TG at t0 (%) 1.03 ± 0.42 0.95 ± 0.58 0.99 ± 0.50 0.446 0.679 0.674
EPA + DHA cmax in TG (%) 1.16 ± 0.55 1.18 ± 0.77 0.92 ± 0.44 0.882 0.104 0.151
EPA + DHA tmax in TG (h) 9.33 ± 17.45 19.73 ± 20.76 16.67 ± 19.65 0.020 0.637 0.281
EPA + DHA max in TG (%) 2.18 ± 0.74 2.13 ± 1.03 1.91 ± 0.73 0.777 0.127 0.092
  1. After Bonferroni adjustment p values <0.017 were considered as statistically significant.