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Table 3 Serum fatty acid profiles in 3 and 16 weeks old rats

From: Long-term effect of early postnatal overnutrition on insulin resistance and serum fatty acid profiles in male rats

  3 wk 16 wk
  NL(n = 5) SL(n = 5) NL(n = 6) SL(n = 6)
C12:0 3.19 ± 1.03 16.92 ± 9.74* - -
C14:0 15.33 ± 5.09 34.8 ± 12.09* 1.86 ± 0.56 2.51 ± 0.55
C15:0 2.15 ± 0.25 3.1 ± 0.27* 1.92 ± 0.73 1.9 ± 0.91
C16:0 205.66 ± 32.11 313.67 ± 70.04* 174.19 ± 46.54 241.28 ± 24.38*
C16:1 2.91 ± 0.64 8.64 ± 1.34*** 5.86 ± 2.13 9.55 ± 3.14*
C18:0 85.94 ± 13.6 138.86 ± 31.22** 93.08 ± 21.44 122.06 ± 23.42
C18:1 78.06 ± 15.52 113.24 ± 16.56* 56.27 ± 18.42 88.71 ± 14.69*
C18:2n6 114.39 ± 29.43 173.90 ± 40.52* 110.02 ± 40.26 145.95 ± 13.11
C18:3n3 2.74 ± 1.69 3.44 ± 0.75 1.73 ± 1.05 2.32 ± 1.19
C20:4n6 154.57 ± 26.42 291.87 ± 72.56** 176.61 ± 56.01 245.59 ± 53.87*
C20:5n3 7.86 ± 2.35 14.92 ± 1.83** 5.07 ± 1.68 5.68 ± 2.28
SFAs 312.26 ± 50.3 507.34 ± 122.25** 271.04 ± 67.86 367.86 ± 46.39*
MUFAs 80.97 ± 15.56 121.87 ± 17.71** 62.12 ± 19.76 98.25 ± 14.62**
n-6PUFAs 268.96 ± 52.33 465.77 ± 109.44** 286.63 ± 94.05 391.54 ± 60.78
n-3PUFAs 10.05 ± 4.17 18.37 ± 1.17* 6.45 ± 1.92 8 ± 3.16
  1. Values are mean concentration (μg/ml) ± SEM (3 w, n = 5, 8 litters from each group; 16 w, n = 6, 4 litters from each group). NL: normal litter; SL: small litter; SFA: saturated fatty acid; MUFA: monounsaturated fatty acid; PUFA: polyunsaturated fatty acid. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001