Table 5

Influence of dietary treatments on plasma fatty acid composition at 42 days of age in broiler chickens (%).

Treatments


Fatty acids

T1

T2

T3

T4


14:0

0.48 ± 0.1b

0.61 ± 0.04ab

0.77 ± 0.1a

0.89 ± 0.1a

15:0

0.83 ± 0.1b

0.62 ± 0.2b

0.84 ± 0.2b

1.50 ± 0.1a

16:0

21.71 ± 0.7b

23.80 ± 0.4ab

24.94 ± 1.0a

25.45 ± 0.4a

16:1

3.24 ± 0.5a

1.54 ± 0.4b

1.30 ± 0.3b

1.47 ± 0.1b

17:0

0.56 ± 0.1

1.02 ± 0.2

1.04 ± 0.3

1.10 ± 0.2

18:0

15.21 ± 0.7a

13.87 ± 0.4ab

12.45 ± 0.6b

12.31 ± 0.6b

18:1 n-9

32.28 ± 1.2a

19.51 ± 1.1ab

15.54 ± 0.5c

17.90 ± 1.0b

18:2 n-6

19.24 ± 1.1bc

23.41 ± 1.8a

21.66 ± 1.3ab

15.92 ± 1.0c

18:3 n-3

0.42 ± 0.1bc

0.48 ± 0.03bc

0.58 ± 0.1ab

0.66 ± 0.1a

20:4 n-6

3.81 ± 0.2a

2.93 ± 0.6ab

2.72 ± 0.5ab

1.94 ± 0.1b

20:5 n-3

-

2.32 ± 0.1c

3.75 ± 0.3b

5.18 ± 0.7a

22:6 n-3

-

7.63 ± 0.9b

11.07 ± 0.7a

13.03 ± 0.6a

SFA

40.06 ± 1.0

41.03 ± 0.8

41.99 ± 1.1

42.66 ± 0.3

UFA

59.94 ± 1.0

58.97 ± 0.8

58.01 ± 1.1

57.34 ± 0.3

MUFA

36.47 ± 1.7a

22.21 ± 1.bb

18.23 ± 0.5b

20.61 ± 1.0b

PUFA n-3

0.42 ± 0.1d

10.43 ± 0.9c

15.39 ± 0.8b

18.87 ± 0.7a

PUFA n-6

23.05 ± 1.2a

26.33 ± 1.5a

24.39 ± 1.5a

17.86 ± 1.0b

UFA: SFA

1.51 ± 0.1

1.44 ± 0.1

1.39 ± 0.1

1.34 ± 0.0

PUFA: SFA

0.59 ± 0.03b

0.90 ± 0.07a

0.96 ± 0.1a

0.86 ± 0.03a

n-6: n-3

62.29 ± 11.1a

2.58 ± 0.2b

1.61 ± 0.2c

0.95 ± 0.1c


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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