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Table 4 SHR erythrocyte polyunsaturated fatty acid composition (%total fatty acids) following the consumption of diets with a 25:1 ω-6/ω-3 FAR for 6 weeks§

From: Green leafy vegetables in diets with a 25:1 omega-6/omega-3 fatty acid ratio modify the erythrocyte fatty acid profile of spontaneously hypertensive rats

   Dietary Group
Fatty acid Structure AIN-76A C CG PL SPG
Linoelaidic C18:2n6t nd nd nd nd nd
Linoleic C18:2n6c 3.68 ± 0.31a 9.26 ± 0.25b 8.69 ± 0.12b 9.15 ± 0.19b 10.31 ± 0.37c
γ-Linolenic C18:3n6 0.23 ± 0.02a 0.63 ± 0.31a 8.48 ± 1.29b 6.43 ± 2.09b 5.07 ± 1.55b
α-Linolenic C18:3n3 0.10 ± 0.04a 0.09 ± 0.02a 0.24 ± 0.07a 0.48 ± 0.22a 0.31 ± 0.02a
Eicosadienoic C20:2n6 0.20 ± 0.03a nd 0.51 ± 0.02bc 0.56 ± 0.03c 0.44 ± 0.03b
Eicosatrienoic C20:3n6 0.19 ± 0.05a 0.43 ± 0.01b 0.40 ± 0.03b 0.40 ± 0.02b 0.57 ± 0.03c
Arachidonic C20:4n6 12.25 ± 2.11a 22.65 ± 2.37b 22.41 ± 1.69b 22.09 ± 1.76b 21.67 ± 0.87b
Eicosatrienoic C20:3n3 nd 0.16 ± 0.03a 0.17 ± 0.01a nd nd
Eicosapentaenoic C20:5n3 nd 0.29 ± 0.07a nd nd 1.41 ± 0.23b
Docosadienoic C22:2n6 nd nd nd nd nd
Docosatetraenoic C22:4n6 1.30 ± 0.24a 2.26 ± 0.60b 2.02 ± 0.17 ab 2.79 ± 0.34b 1.67 ± 0.33ab
Docosatrienoic C22:3n3 0.78 ± 0.23a 1.12 ± 0.12a 0.84 ± 0.08a 1.07 ± 0.18a 0.71 ± 0.12a
Docosapentaenoic C22:5n3 nd nd nd nd nd
Docosahexaenoic C22:6n3 0.68 ± 0.08a 3.19 ± 0.52bc 1.78 ± 0.15ab 3.86 ± 1.61c 4.48 ± 0.67c
Total PUFAs   19.32 ± 2.81 a 40.30 ± 2.91 b 45.50 ± 2.95 b 46.70 ± 1.49 b 46.51 ± 1.04 b
  1. §Data are (expressed as) mean percentage ± SE. Values in the same row that do not share the same superscript letter are significantly different according to analysis of variance and Duncan’s post hoc procedures (p < .05); nd not detected