TABLE 1

Relative fatty acid content in subcutaneous abdominal and gluteal adipose tissue TGs

Abdominal fat (% total)Gluteal fat (% total)Absolute difference between sites (%)
Myristate4.0 ± 0.23.6 ± 0.20.4 ± 0.1*
Palmitate24.4 ± 0.522.7 ± 0.21.7 ± 0.6
Stearate5.3 ± 0.24.2 ± 0.21.1 ± 0.3*
Oleate44.3 ± 0.545.9 ± 0.81.4 ± 0.5
Linoleate16.3 ± 0.915.8 ± 0.70.5 ± 0.2
Other fatty acids5.6 ± 0.37.8 ± 0.32.2 ± 0.4*
  • Data are means ± SE.

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    * P < 0.05, abdominal vs. gluteal TG fatty acid composition.