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Table 1 Changes of serum dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid at before and after 4-week

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   Dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (µg/ml) Arachidonic acid (µg/ml) Eicosapentaenoic acid (µg/ml) Docosahexaenoic acid (µg/ml)
Placebo Before 49.0 ± 9.9 189.1 ± 40.6 20.9 ± 9.2 68.5 ± 24.6
After 42.9 ± 1.8 198.7 ± 39.5 14.2 ± 6.1 59.4 ± 22.3
EPA Before 44.7 ± 9.3 201.6 ± 38.1 33.5 ± 21.2 70.9 ± 18.0
After 42.3 ± 10.5 186.8 ± 20.3 58.2 ± 25.7 *† 78.2 ± 17.7
  1. * p < 0.05, Compare with placebo group for after supplementation, †p < 0.05, Compare with EPA and DHA group for before supplementation