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Table 2 Plasma fatty acids concentrations during each of the experimental phases

From: Supplementation of krill oil with high phospholipid content increases sum of EPA and DHA in erythrocytes compared with low phospholipid krill oil

Fatty acids (%) Treatment Baseline Endpoint Change (Difference)
C20:5n-3 Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) HPL Krill oil 0.79 ± 0.07 2.05 ± 0.12a 1.26 ± 0.11a
LPL krill oil 0.76 ± 0.06 1.98 ± 0.11a 1.23 ± 0.13a
Control 0.88 ± 0.08 0.76 ± 0.10 −0.12 ± 0.07
C22:5n-3 Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) HPL Krill oil 0.63 ± 0.07 0.78 ± 0.06ab 0.15 ± 0.05a
LPL krill oil 0.76 ± 0.04 0.98 ± 0.05a 0.22 ± 0.04a
Control 0.65 ± 0.06 0.61 ± 0.04 −0.04 ± 0.05
C22:6n-3 Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) HPL Krill oil 2.97 ± 0.13 3.99 ± 0.19ab 1.01 ± 0.15a
LPL krill oil 3.06 ± 0.12 4.35 ± 0.22a 1.29 ± 0.13a
Control 3.15 ± 0.14 2.90 ± 0.13 −0.25 ± 0.16
Total SFA HPL Krill oil 43.36 ± 0.44 42.80 ± 0.35b −0.57 ± 0.45b
LPL krill oil 44.99 ± 0.66 41.83 ± 0.34 −3.16 ± 0.72a
Control 41.69 ± 1.11 42.49 ± 0.37 0.79 ± 1.12
Total MUFA HPL Krill oil 17.58 ± 0.68 16.44 ± 0.57 −1.13 ± 0.68b
LPL krill oil 12.73 ± 1.31 15.65 ± 0.47a 2.92 ± 1.30
Control 17.63 ± 0.70 16.96 ± 0.51 −0.67 ± 0.68
Total PUFA HPL Krill oil 39.06 ± 0.54 40.76 ± 0.44b 1.70 ± 0.55
LPL krill oil 42.27 ± 0.77 42.52 ± 0.47a 0.25 ± 0.77
Control 40.68 ± 0.94 40.56 ± 0.46 −0.12 ± 1.12
Total n-6 PUFA HPL Krill oil 34.04 ± 0.54 33.36 ± 0.45a −0.68 ± 0.43b
LPL krill oil 37.09 ± 0.77 34.61 ± 0.59 −2.48 ± 0.67a
Control 35.40 ± 0.86 35.70 ± 0.42 0.30 ± 0.96
Total n-3 PUFA HPL Krill oil 5.02 ± 0.16 7.40 ± 0.28a 2.38 ± 0.24a
LPL krill oil 5.19 ± 0.16 7.91 ± 0.32a 2.72 ± 0.27a
Control 5.28 ± 0.21 4.86 ± 0.15 −0.42 ± 0.20
n-6:n-3 HPL Krill oil 6.93 ± 0.27 4.69 ± 0.26a −2.25 ± 0.23a
LPL krill oil 7.29 ± 0.29 4.58 ± 0.27a −2.72 ± 0.19a
Control 6.87 ± 0.28 7.46 ± 0.23 0.59 ± 0.17
EPA + DHA HPL Krill oil 3.76 ± 0.15 6.04 ± 0.28a 2.27 ± 0.22a
LPL krill oil 3.82 ± 0.14 6.33 ± 0.30a 2.51 ± 0.23a
Control 4.03 ± 0.19 3.66 ± 0.13 −0.37 ± 0.18
  1. Values are expressed as Mean ± SEM. n = 20. a and b denote significance compared with control or LPL krill oil interventions respectively