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Table 3 Changes in erythrocyte fatty acids in children with obesity

From: Association of telomere length and telomerase methylation with n-3 fatty acids in preschool children with obesity

Variables Obese (n=20) Control (n=20) t P
Total SFAs 46.99±5.70a 42.62±2.40 3.1570 0.0031
 C8:0 3.81±2.61 3.23±1.76 0.8174 0.4188
 C10:0 0.18±0.16 0.37±0.32 2.2308 0.0265
 C12:0 9.33±3.60a 4.92±0.92 5.3060 < 0.0001
 C14:0 0.04±0.09 0.01±0.02 1.6880 0.0994
 C16:0 23.26±1.62 24.00±2.22 1.1960 0.2393
 C18:0 10.36±1.67 10.09±1.19 0.5833 0.5631
Total MUFAs 25.68±3.21 25.36±2.78 0.5562 0.5808
 C16:1 0.95±0.50 1.09±0.29 0.3322 0.7416
 C18:1 24.74±3.21 24.27±2.70 0.4996 0.6203
Total n-6 PUFAs 19.40±3.85a 22.46±5.29 2.0930 0.0432
 C18:2n-6 14.09±3.91a 17.11±4.55 2.2490 0.0304
 C20:4n-6 5.28±1.61 5.31±1.23 0.0736 0.9417
 C22:5n-6 0.04±0.07 0.05±0.09 0.4042 0.6883
Total n-3 PUFAs 7.92±2.64 9.44±4.61 1.3700 0.1787
 C18:3n-3 0.03±0.07 0.00±0.00 2.1580 0.0373
 C20:5n-3 3.77±1.59 3.59±1.74 0.3386 0.7368
 C20:4n-3 3.66±1.87 5.16±3.13 1.8380 0.0739
 C22:6n-3 0.46±0.33a 0.80±0.46 2.6650 0.0112
AA/DHA 10.35±1.97a 7.68±2.46 3.4400 0.0016
Total n-6/n-3 PUFAs 2.69±0.93 3.17±2.08 0.9510 0.3476
  1. aSignificant differences between the obese and control children