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Table 3 Assessment of follicular fluid and serum FFAs level in pregnant and non pregnant women

From: The role of fatty acids on ICSI outcomes: a prospective cohort study

Fatty acid Serum Follicular fluid
Pregnancy positive Pregnancy negative P-value Pregnancy positive Pregnancy negative P-value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD   Mean ± SD Mean ± SD  
Palmitoleic (C16:1) 29 ± 22.1 28.7 ± 22 0.96 42.3 ± 13.4 25.64 ± 2 0.35
Stearic (C18:0) 39.12 ± 23.3 24.12 ± 16.5 0.36 12 ± 8.5 19 ± 12.2 0.43
Myristic (C14:0) 4.72 ± 4 4.22 ± 4 0.54 3.02 ± 3.5 2.95 ± 3.3 0.92
Oleic (C18:1) 188.26 ± 83 31.58 ± 65 0.32 18.14 ± 25.3 27 ± 54.04 0.41
Palmitic (C16:0) 19 ± 47 34.44 ± 17.2 0.28 11 ± 9.3 25.38 ± 14 0.02
linolenic (C18:3) 6.33 ± 4.2 6 ± 4 0.87 5.59 ± 4 6 ± 6.50 0.87
Arachidonic (C20:4) 54.45 ± 16 44.58 ± 15 0.79 13.60 ± 48 14 ± 38.5 0.99
Linoleic (C18:2) 48.54 ± 14 42.44 ± 140 0.84 19 ± 45 30.08 ± 10 0.57
Caproic (C6: 0) 93.16 ± 13.6 56 ± 134 0.55 37.33 ± 85 31 ± 7.9 0.83
EPA (C20:5) 23.06 ± 18 15.68 ± 9 0.006 21 ± 2.6 18.37 ± 9 0.61
Tricosanoic (C23:0) 15.33 ± 6.01 14.42 ± 6 0.49 40 ± 131 18 ± 33.3 0.38
DHA (C22:6) 101.09 ± 26 107.5 ± 339 0.93 53.5 ± 135 78 ± 16 0.52