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Table 5 Changes in FA composition in NEFAs in the serum of cats fed a control or HF diet

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

  Pre 2 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks
(%) (%) (%) (%)
Control (n = 4) C16:0 21.0 ± 1.0 20.0 ± 2.8 20.9 ± 1.8 21.5 ± 2.7
C18:0 37.8 ± 1.6 32.9 ± 5.4 36.4 ± 2.3 39.8 ± 4.5
C18:1n-9 5.8 ± 0.4 5.7 ± 0.6a 4.9 ± 0.5 4.8 ± 0.5b
C18:2n-6 32.9 ± 0.9 39.4 ± 2.6** 35.5 ± 1.0c 32.7 ± 2.7
C20:4n-6 2.1 ± 0.3 1.6 ± 0.2 1.4 ± 0.3 1.1 ± 0.6
HF (n = 8) C16:0 20.0 ± 2.5 18.8 ± 2.0AB 22.8 ± 2.8A 22.7 ± 5.2*B
C18:0 34.3 ± 2.2 37.4 ± 5.10 43.0 ± 3.1* 36.5 ± 8.7
C18:1n-9 6.0 ± 0.6 8.7 ± 1.8**Ca 5.8 ± 1.1CD 8.2 ± 1.5**Db
C18:2n-6 37.0 ± 2.1 33.8 ± 5.0 E 28.3 ± 3.7**Ec 30.2 ± 6.1**
C20:4n-6 2.6 ± 1.0 1.7 ± 0.5** 1.6 ± 0.5** 1.8 ± 0.8**
  1. Significantly different from Pre: *; P < 0.05 **; P < 0.01. The same capital letters indicate statistically significant differences between the time points (P < 0.05). The same lowercase letters indicate statistically significant differences between the two groups (P < 0.05)