Table 1

Diet and liver total FA composition

FADiet (% total FA)Liver after early LF dietLiver after HF diet challenge
LardSAFLINLardSAFLINLardSAFLIN
C14:02.11.21.7
C16:027.717.624.024.40 ± 0.5622.49 ± 0.2425.36 ± 0.2225.19* ± 0.2525.34* ± 0.3626.23* ± 0.35
C16:1n-73.11.72.67.69a ± 1.144.00b ± 0.217.29a ± 0.284.38* ± 0.144.14 ± 0.124.26* ± 0.16
C18:016.79.114.43.71a ± 0.197.97b ± 0.544.83a ± 0.173.91 ± 0.443.82* ± 0.433.92* ± 0.43
C18:1n-940.528.137.444.47a ± 0.1922.75b ± 0.8135.63c ± 0.6747.75* ± 1.6346.49* ± 1.6545.58* ± 1.73
C18:2n-68.640.910.05.11a ± 0.0918.0b ± 0.517.34c ± 0.185.92* ± 0.336.33* ± 0.446.68 ± 0.37
C18:3n-30.40.89.2
C20:4n-65.49a ± 0.3614.0b ± 0.803.94c ± 0.095.23* ± 0.825.09* ± 0.835.05* ± 0.79
C22:6n-31.14a ± 0.172.34b ± 0.097.25c ± 0.130.27a* ± 0.221.37b* ± 0.221.99b* ± 0.40
n-6/n-322.352.71.18.72a ± 0.1013.46b ± 0.731.03c ± 0.028.73a ± 0.639.34a* ± 0.596.36b* ± 0.50
  • Liver FAs are expressed as the mean ± SEM (n = 7–9). Different superscript letters (a, b, c) indicate significant statistical differences between groups after early LF diet or after HF diet challenge at P < 0.05. Values are not indicated when FA content did not reach 1 g/100 g in at least one series.

  • *Significant statistical differences between HF diet challenge vs. corresponding early LF diet means (P < 0.05).