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Table 3 FA composition in serum total FAs of cats fed a control or HF diet for 6 weeks

From: Changes in fatty acid composition in tissue and serum of obese cats fed a high fat diet

   Pre 2 week 4 week 6 week
   (%) (%) (%) (%)
Control (n = 4) C16:0 10.7 ± 1.1 9.5 ± 0.9 9.8 ± 1.1 10.5 ± 0.6
C16:1n-7 6.6 ± 1.3 7.3 ± 0.3 7.1 ± 0.5 7.2 ± 0.4
C18:0 14.8 ± 0.9 16.1 ± 1.3 15.6 ± 1.1 14.5 ± 0.3a
C18:1n-9 20.6 ± 3.2 20.8 ± 3.1 20.0 ± 2.4b 19.8 ± 0.8c
C18:2n-6 38.6 ± 2.3 38.5 ± 3.1 39.4 ± 4.2d 40.5 ± 1.4e
C20:4n-6 7.7 ± 0.3 7.3 ± 0.8 8.5 ± 2.1 6.7 ± 0.7f
HF (n = 8) C16:0 10.5 ± 0.6 10.1 ± 0.8 10.2 ± 0.8 10.8 ± 1.1
C16:1n-7 5.9 ± 1.4 7.7 ± 2.7 6.4 ± 2.0 6.4 ± 1.7
C18:0 14.7 ± 1.0 14.9 ± 1.1 15.5 ± 0.7 15.5 ± 0.9*a
C18:1n-9 18.8 ± 2.0 28.1 ± 3.4** 25.1 ± 1.0**b 24.6 ± 1.6**c
C18:2n-6 34.4 ± 3.8 31.3 ± 4.7* 32.0 ± 2.9*d 31.0 ± 2.8**e
C20:4n-6 12.2 ± 4.6 8.7 ± 1.4** 11.2 ± 1.6 10.5 ± 2.0f
  1. Significantly different from Pre: *; P < 0.05 **; P < 0.01. The same lowercase letters indicate statistically significant differences between the two groups (P < 0.05)