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Table 5 Erythrocyte fatty acid composition

From: Calorie restriction regime enhances physical performance of trained athletes

  Pre-CR Post-CR
C14:0 (%) 0.289 ± 0.021 0.270 ± 0.025
C:16 (%) 25.5 ± 0.7 25.9 ± 1.2
C16:1n7 (%) 0.264 ± 0.025 0.240 ± 0.032
C:18 (%) 18.9 ± 0.4 18.9 ± 0.6
C18:1n9 (%) 13.8 ± 0.4 13.9 ± 0.3
C18:1n7 (%) 1.07 ± 0.04 1.16 ± 0.07
C18:2n6 (%) 8.82 ± 0.38 8.36 ± 0.33
C18:3n6 (%) 0.116 ± 0.041 0.139 ± 0.021
C18:3n3 (%) 0.0763 ± 0.0217 0.0712 ± 0.0136
C18:4n3 (%) 0.0285 ± 0.0129 0.0179 ± 0.0119
C20:0 (%) 0.517 ± 0.021 0.475 ± 0.018
C20:1n9 (%) 0.265 ± 0.014 0.285 ± 0.012
C20:2n6 (%) 0.243 ± 0.012 0.247 ± 0.012
C20:3n6 (%) 1.12 ± 0.11 1.02 ± 0.10
C20:4n6 (%) 10.7 ± 0.8 11.3 ± 1.2
C20:5n3 (%) 0.588 ± 0.052 0.845 ± 0.165*
C22:0 (%) 1.64 ± 0.08 1.39 ± 0.08*
C22:1n9 (%) 0.288 ± 0.133 0.394 ± 0.193
C22:4n6 (%) 2.04 ± 0.21 2.03 ± 0.24
C22:5n6 (%) 1.23 ± 0.12 1.34 ± 0.18
C24:0 (%) 4.45 ± 0.22 3.89 ± 0.18*
C22:6n3 (%) 2.90 ± 0.27 3.14 ± 0.38
C24:1n9 (%) 4.70 ± 0.17 4.34 ± 0.29
SFA (%) 51.3 ± 1.3 50.8 ± 1.9
MUFA (%) 20.4 ± 0.6 20.3 ± 0.6
PUFA (%) 28.2 ± 1.7 28.9 ± 2.3
n-6 (%) 23.4 ± 1.3 23.5 ± 1.7
n-3 (%) 4.82 ± 0.40 5.42 ± 0.60
n-6/n-3 5.13 ± 0.32 5.26 ± 0.87
n-3 INDEX 3.49 ± 0.31 3.99 ± 0.52
  1. Statistical analysis: Two-way ANOVA. p < 0.05 (CR) Significant effect of calorie restriction One-Way ANOVA. p < 0.05. (*) Significant differences between pre- and post-calorie restriction