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TABLE 1

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

Abdominal fat (% total)Gluteal fat (% total)Absolute difference between sites (%)
Myristate 4.0 ± 0.2 3.6 ± 0.2 0.4 ± 0.1* 
Palmitate 24.4 ± 0.5 22.7 ± 0.2 1.7 ± 0.6 
Stearate 5.3 ± 0.2 4.2 ± 0.2 1.1 ± 0.3* 
Oleate 44.3 ± 0.5 45.9 ± 0.8 1.4 ± 0.5 
Linoleate 16.3 ± 0.9 15.8 ± 0.7 0.5 ± 0.2 
Other fatty acids 5.6 ± 0.3 7.8 ± 0.3 2.2 ± 0.4* 
Abdominal fat (% total)Gluteal fat (% total)Absolute difference between sites (%)
Myristate 4.0 ± 0.2 3.6 ± 0.2 0.4 ± 0.1* 
Palmitate 24.4 ± 0.5 22.7 ± 0.2 1.7 ± 0.6 
Stearate 5.3 ± 0.2 4.2 ± 0.2 1.1 ± 0.3* 
Oleate 44.3 ± 0.5 45.9 ± 0.8 1.4 ± 0.5 
Linoleate 16.3 ± 0.9 15.8 ± 0.7 0.5 ± 0.2 
Other fatty acids 5.6 ± 0.3 7.8 ± 0.3 2.2 ± 0.4* 

Data are means ± SE.

*

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

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