Table 3

Skeletal muscle triglycerides 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


C12:0

0.64

0.11

0.66

0.13

3.5

ns

0.62


C14:0

2.70

0.15

2.96

0.19

9.6

<0.05

2.80


C16:0

22.72

0.46

23.64

0.44

4.0

<0.05

23.56


C18:0

4.28

0.45

3.73

0.29

-12.8

ns

4.15


Saturated

30.55

0.97

31.21

0.86

2.2

ns

31.34



C14:1

0.41

0.04

0.47

0.05

16.1

<0.05

0.35


C16:1(n-9)

0.72

0.05

0.79

0.06

9.5

<0.05

1.02


C16:1(n-7)

5.56

0.53

6.52

0.48

17.3

<0.01

5.74


C18:1trans

1.19

0.08

1.23

0.13

3.0

ns

1.03


C18:1(n-9)

43.18

0.48

43.49

0.56

0.7

ns

42.73


C18:1(n-7)

2.63

0.12

2.56

0.11

-2.7

ns

2.98


C20:1

0.91

0.02

0.60

0.03

-34.7

<0.01

0.66


Monounsaturated

54.90

0.81

55.99

0.60

2.0

ns

54.72



C18:2(n-6)

10.86

0.32

10.40

0.34

-4.2

<0.05

10.81


C18:3(n-3)

1.04

0.10

1.00

0.10

-3.9

ns

1.11


C20:3(n-6)

0.26

0.02

0.19

0.03

-27.6

ns

0.21


C20:4(n-6)

0.49

0.04

0.40

0.06

-18.0

ns

0.36*


C22:3(n-3)

0.39

0.09

0.04

0.04

-89.8

<0.01

0.31


C22:5(n-3)

0.46

0.04

0.21

0.08

-54.7

<0.01

0.35*


C22:6(n-3)

0.55

0.12

0.31

0.14

-43.3

<0.05

0.46



PUFA

14.21

0.49

12.56

0.58

-11.6

<0.01

13.73


LCPUFA

2.45

0.24

1.37

0.29

-44.2

<0.01

1.86*


LCPUFAn-3

1.44

0.21

0.52

0.22

-64.3

<0.01

1.16*


LCPUFAn-6

1.00

0.07

0.65

0.11

-35.1

<0.05

0.70*



Total IMTG (mg/g wet tissue)

18.4

4.6

16.1

2.1

-12.5

ns

21.1


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; IMTG, intramyocellular triglyceride

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

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