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Table 3 RBC 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 0.82 ± 0.05 1.51 ± 0.09ab 0.69 ± 0.06ab
LPL krill oil 0.66 ± 0.04 1.09 ± 0.06a 0.43 ± 0.06a
Control 0.83 ± 0.05 0.73 ± 0.05 −0.09 ± 0.03
C22:5n-3 Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) HPL Krill oil 2.26 ± 0.06 2.42 ± 0.05b 0.16 ± 0.04b
LPL krill oil 1.68 ± 0.12 1.65 ± 0.13a −0.03 ± 0.14
Control 2.46 ± 0.15 2.53 ± 0.20 0.07 ± 0.24
C22:6n-3 Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) HPL Krill oil 4.21 ± 0.18 4.55 ± 0.17ab 0.34 ± 0.09a
LPL krill oil 3.26 ± 0.21 3.14 ± 0.21 −0.12 ± 0.27
Control 3.70 ± 0.39 3.71 ± 0.31 0.02 ± 0.41
Total SFA HPL Krill oil 43.71 ± 0.39 43.25 ± 0.41b −0.45 ± 0.43b
LPL krill oil 46.87 ± 0.81 48.98 ± 0.73a 2.11 ± 0.95a
Control 44.03 ± 0.40 43.71 ± 0.36 −0.32 ± 0.43
Total MUFA HPL Krill oil 18.11 ± 0.27 18.55 ± 0.52b 0.44 ± 0.49
LPL krill oil 17.05 ± 0.26 17.25 ± 0.26a 0.20 ± 0.27
Control 18.48 ± 0.33 18.30 ± 0.29 −0.18 ± 0.28
Total PUFA HPL Krill oil 38.18 ± 0.54 38.20 ± 0.46b 0.01 ± 0.43b
LPL krill oil 36.09 ± 0.81 33.77 ± 0.81a −2.31 ± 0.87a
Control 37.49 ± 0.53 37.99 ± 0.52 0.50 ± 0.61
Total n-6 PUFA HPL Krill oil 30.55 ± 0.46 29.38 ± 0.44ab −1.17 ± 0.36a
LPL krill oil 30.20 ± 0.58 27.59 ± 0.54a −2.61 ± 0.50a
Control 30.18 ± 0.49 30.69 ± 0.43 0.51 ± 0.52
Total n-3 PUFA HPL Krill oil 7.63 ± 0.22 8.81 ± 0.25ab 1.18 ± 0.15ab
LPL krill oil 5.88 ± 0.31 6.18 ± 0.36a 0.30 ± 0.40
Control 7.31 ± 0.38 7.30 ± 0.23 −0.01 ± 0.29
n-6:n-3 HPL Krill oil 4.08 ± 0.14 3.41 ± 0.14ab −0.67 ± 0.07a
LPL krill oil 5.36 ± 0.25 4.73 ± 0.27 −0.64 ± 0.24
Control 4.51 ± 0.41 4.29 ± 0.15 −0.22 ± 0.32
EPA + DHA HPL Krill oil 5.03 ± 0.21 6.06 ± 0.24ab 1.03 ± 0.11ab
LPL krill oil 3.92 ± 0.23 4.23 ± 0.26 0.31 ± 0.28
Control 4.53 ± 0.40 4.45 ± 0.32 −0.08 ± 0.42
  1. Values are expressed as Mean ± SEM. n = 20. a and b denote significance compared with control or LPL krill oil interventions respectively