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Table 2—

Fatty acid composition (% of the total amount of fatty acids) in lipid fractions in type 2 diabetic patients with normoalbuminuria and microalbuminuria

NormoalbuminuricMicroalbuminuricP
n 37 35  
Triglyceride fraction    
 SFA 34.70 ± 13.09 43.38 ± 18.04 0.022 
 MUFA 31.20 ± 13.21 31.83 ± 13.37 0.840 
 PUFA 34.10 ± 11.31 24.79 ± 11.01 0.001 
 PUFA n-6 31.36 ± 11.45 21.67 ± 10.55 <0.0001 
 PUFA n-3 2.09 ± 3.40 2.20 ± 5.50 0.920 
Cholesterol ester fraction    
 SFA 21.77 ± 9.83 26.15 ± 11.42 0.085 
 MUFA 17.25 ± 10.20 17.92 ± 12.08 0.799 
 PUFA 60.98 ± 13.15 55.62 ± 14.95 0.111 
 PUFA n-6 54.29 ± 14.76 51.72 ± 14.76 0.463 
 PUFA n-3 5.98 ± 6.56 3.44 ± 3.39 0.044 
Phospholipid fraction    
 SFA 54.23 ± 14.13 57.29 ± 16.48 0.406 
 MUFA 11.49 ± 11.01 11.63 ± 11.09 0.958 
 PUFA 34.28 ± 11.93 30.74 ± 12.85 0.236 
 PUFA n-6 31.94 ± 10.77 28.44 ± 11.79 0.199 
 PUFA n-3 1.93 ± 1.89 1.87 ± 1.44 0.876 
NormoalbuminuricMicroalbuminuricP
n 37 35  
Triglyceride fraction    
 SFA 34.70 ± 13.09 43.38 ± 18.04 0.022 
 MUFA 31.20 ± 13.21 31.83 ± 13.37 0.840 
 PUFA 34.10 ± 11.31 24.79 ± 11.01 0.001 
 PUFA n-6 31.36 ± 11.45 21.67 ± 10.55 <0.0001 
 PUFA n-3 2.09 ± 3.40 2.20 ± 5.50 0.920 
Cholesterol ester fraction    
 SFA 21.77 ± 9.83 26.15 ± 11.42 0.085 
 MUFA 17.25 ± 10.20 17.92 ± 12.08 0.799 
 PUFA 60.98 ± 13.15 55.62 ± 14.95 0.111 
 PUFA n-6 54.29 ± 14.76 51.72 ± 14.76 0.463 
 PUFA n-3 5.98 ± 6.56 3.44 ± 3.39 0.044 
Phospholipid fraction    
 SFA 54.23 ± 14.13 57.29 ± 16.48 0.406 
 MUFA 11.49 ± 11.01 11.63 ± 11.09 0.958 
 PUFA 34.28 ± 11.93 30.74 ± 12.85 0.236 
 PUFA n-6 31.94 ± 10.77 28.44 ± 11.79 0.199 
 PUFA n-3 1.93 ± 1.89 1.87 ± 1.44 0.876 

Data are expressed as mean ± SD.

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