Table 2

Skeletal muscle phospholipids of study subjects after VLCD and during the weight maintenance period

After VLCD

During weight maintenance

Before VLCD


Mean

SEM

Mean

SEM

% change

P

Mean


C14:0

0.41

0.02

0.53

0.04

28.8

<0.05

0.47


C16:0

16.63

0.83

16.23

0.45

-2.4

ns

17.93


C18:0

17.71

0.37

16.79

0.28

-5.2

ns

18.05


Saturated

35.01

0.69

33.96

0.36

-3.0

ns

36.73*



C16:1(n-7)

0.79

0.05

0.77

0.09

-2.5

ns

0.76


C18:1trans

0.53

0.09

0.75

0.11

41.8

ns

0.51


C18:1(n-9)

7.99

0.31

7.21

0.42

-9.7

ns

7.69


C18:1(n-7)

2.34

0.11

2.17

0.10

-7.2

<0.05

2.16*


Monounsaturated

11.88

0.40

11.19

0.59

-5.9

ns

11.27*



C18:2(n-6)

30.93

0.92

31.89

1.38

3.1

ns

31.75


C18:3(n-3)

0.31

0.05

0.46

0.04

48.0

<0.05

0.40


C20:3(n-9)

0.28

0.01

0.21

0.02

-23.2

ns

0.23


C20:3(n-6)

1.42

0.09

1.38

0.11

-2.9

ns

1.40


C20:4(n-6)

13.64

0.59

12.67

0.62

-7.1

ns

12.04*


C20:5(n-3)

0.86

0.12

1.13

0.16

31.6

<0.01

1.02*


C22:4(n-6)

0.54

0.09

0.48

0.03

-11.6

ns

0.42*


C22:5(n-3)

1.26

0.10

1.26

0.14

0.0

ns

1.08


C22:6(n-3)

2.08

0.22

2.81

0.40

35.1

<0.05

2.15



PUFA

51.13

0.80

52.27

0.97

2.2

ns

50.35

LCPUFA

20.31

0.67

20.24

1.11

-0.3

ns

18.54

LCPUFAn-3

4.20

0.41

5.20

0.65

23.8

<0.05

4.25

LCPUFAn-6

15.70

0.65

14.64

0.73

-6.7

ns

13.94*

Ratio LCPUFA n-3/n-6

0.098

0.012

0.124

0.017

25.8

<0.01

0.104


Data are from n = 9 subjects (7 females). For comparison data from before the VLCD are given for these subjects. Asterisks indicate P < 0.05 for comparison between "before" and "after" the preceding VLCD.

"% change" indicates the change relative to baseline level (i.e. after VLCD); FA, fatty acids; PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids; LCPUFA, long chain (i.e. ≥ C20) polyunsaturated fatty acids;

Haugaard et al. Lipids in Health and Disease 2009 8:34   doi:10.1186/1476-511X-8-34

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