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Table 1 FA profile and daily FA dose with run-in oil and with treatment oilsa

From: Consumption of echium oil increases EPA and DPA in blood fractions more efficiently compared to linseed oil in humans

  Run-in period (2 weeks) Intervention period (8 weeks)
Treatment Run-in oil (n = 155) Echium oil (study 1) (n = 59) Linseed oil mixture (study 2) (n = 59) Control groups
Fish oilb (study 1) (n = 19) Olive oil (study 2) (n = 18)
  % g/d % g/d % g/d % g/d % g/d
Oil dose   17   17   17   17   17
FA groups and individual FA           
∑SFA 44 7.5 11 1.8 9.0 1.4 12 2.1 14 2.1
∑MUFA (mainly 18:1n-9) 39 6.7 18 3.0 38 5.9 66 12 80 12
∑PUFA 16 2.8 70 12 53 8.1 22 3.3 6.0 0.9
18:2n-6, LA 16 2.8 17 2.9 22 3.3 5.7 0.9 5.5 0.8
18:3n-6, GLA 11 1.8 0.1
18:3n-3, ALA 0.2 30 5.0 31 4.9 0.6 0.1 0.5 0.1
18:4n-3, SDA 12 2.0 1.2 0.2
20:5n-3, EPA 11 1.9
22:5n-3, DPA 0.2
22:6n-3, DHA 1.4 0.2
n-6/n-3 80/1 0.7/1 0.7/1 0.4/1 11/1
  1. aData are means of men and women. - indicates < 0.1 g/100 g or < 0.1 g/d. bFish oil (EPA:DHA, 9:1) blended with olive oil