Table 4

Influence of dietary treatments on plasma fatty acid composition at 28 days of age in broiler chickens (%).

Treatments


Fatty acids

T1

T2

T3

T4


14:0

0.46 ± 0.03b

0.49 ± 0.01b

0.67 ± 0.1a

0.84 ± 0.1a

15:0

1.17 ± 0.2

1.37 ± 0.1

1.01 ± 0.2

1.23 ± 0.2

16:0

21.41 ± 0.5b

20.84 ± 0.8b

22.37 ± 0.6ab

23.99 ± 0.4a

16:1

1.66 ± 0.7

0.61 ± 0.1

1.02 ± 0.1

1.14 ± 0.1

17:0

0.82 ± 0.2

0.95 ± 0.2

0.97 ± 0.2

0.84 ± 0.1

18:0

12.78 ± 0.2

14.09 ± 0.5

12.71 ± 0.3

13.10 ± 0.6

18:1 n-9

29.15 ± 1.5a

15.36 ± 1.3b

15.53 ± 0.7b

14.67 ± 0.9b

18:2 n-6

24.70 ± 0.7b

30.06 ± 0.9a

26.41 ± 1.3a

21.19 ± 1.2c

18:3 n-3

0.64 ± 0.04

0.48 ± 0.03

0.65 ± 0.1

0.69 ± 0.1

20:4 n-6

4.12 ± 0.9ab

4.61 ± 0.5a

3.57 ± 0.3ab

2.95 ± 0.3b

20:5 n-3

-

1.71 ± 0.1c

3.21 ± 0.2b

3.95 ± 0.2a

22:6 n-3

-

6.92 ± 0.1c

9.33 ± 0.4b

12.52 ± 0.6a

SFA

38.68 ± 0.7b

39.26 ± 0.5ab

39.10 ± 0.7b

41.69 ± 0.5a

UFA

61.32 ± 0.7a

60.74 ± 0.5a

60.90 ± 0.7a

58.31 ± 0.5b

MUFA

31.86 ± 2.2a

16.95 ± 1.3b

17.72 ± 0.8b

17.01 ± 1.0b

PUFA n-3

0.64 ± 0.04d

9.12 ± 0.2c

13.20 ± 0.5b

17.16 ± 0.8a

PUFA n-6

28.82 ± 1.6b

34.67 ± 1.4a

29.98 ± 1.2b

24.14 ± 1.3b

UFA: SFA

1.59 ± 0.1

1.55 ± 0.03

1.56 ± 0.05

1.40 ± 0.03

PUFA: SFA

0.76 ± 0.03b

1.12 ± 0.1a

1.11 ± 0.04a

0.99 ± 0.04a

n-6: n-3

45.26 ± 1.9a

3.80 ± 0.1b

2.29 ± 0.2c

1.43 ± 0.1d


Dietary n-3 PUFA level of 0.5 (T1), 8.0 (T2), 11.5 (T3), 16.5% (T4). n = 8 birds/treatment.

a-d Means with different superscripts within a row differ significantly (P < 0.05).

Maroufyan et al. Lipids in Health and Disease 2012 11:15   doi:10.1186/1476-511X-11-15

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