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Table 4 Correlation between consumption of food fatty acids with plasma fatty acid concentration

From: The sociodemographic characteristics and dietary and blood plasma fatty acid profiles of elderly Saudi women with Alzheimer disease

   Food
Plasma   LA AA ALA EPA DHA W6 W3 W6/W3
LA Control −0.332* −.374* 0.084 − 0.378* − 0.234 − 0.421** − 0.030 − 0.102
Alzheimer 0.041* 0.105 − 0.012 − 0.014 − 0.040 0.074 0.036 − 0.022
AA Control 0.167 0.129 0.000 0.171 0.010 0.188 −0.022 0.144
Alzheimer −0.060 0.373* −0.226 −0.127 − 0.027 −0.493** − 0.230 −0.049
ALA Control −0.336 −0.200 0.227 −0.443 − 0.081 −0.304* 0.133 −0.291*
Alzheimer 0.072 0.082 0.309 −0.024 0.198 −0.133 0.071 0.045
EPA Control 0.024 0.019 0.110 0.315** 0.057 −0.040 0.090 −0.042
Alzheimer −0.033 −0.167 − 0.155 0.198* 0.018 −0.416* − 0.132 0.017
DHA Control −0.369 −0.061 0.047 −0.069 0.322** −0.198 − 0.077 −0.052
Alzheimer 0.091 0.290* 0.024 0.027 0.228 0.162 0.106 −0.186
W6 Control −0.32* −0.208 0.232 −0.443** 0.035 0.350* 0.134 −0.325*
Alzheimer −0.188 −0.009 0.192 0.104 0.117 0.055* 0.215 −0.004
W3 Control −0.339* −0.201 0.227 −0.444** − 0.076 −0.310** 0.131 −0.292*
Alzheimer −0.077 0.081 0.003 −0.028 0.209 −0.136 0.065 0.039
W6/W3 Control 0.090 0.012 −0.051 − 0.101 0.422** − 0.008 0.104 − 0.048
Alzheimer −0.159 −0.090 − 0.042 0.024 0.036 0.215 −0.036 −0.222
  1. *Correlations significant at P ≤ 0.05
  2. **Correlations significant at P ≤ 0.001