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Table 1 Biochemical parameters of subjects before and after n-3 FA supplementation (n = 36)

From: Epigenetic changes in blood leukocytes following an omega-3 fatty acid supplementation

  Before n-3 suppl. After n-3 suppl. P value
Gender 18 men and 18 women  
Age (years) 34.7 ± 8.8  
BMI (kg/m2) 29.2 ± 3.65 29.2 ± 3.83 0.24
Triglyceridesa (mmol/L) 1.42 ± 0.80 1.24 ± 0.65 0.0034
Cholesterol (mmol/L)
 Total 5.24 ± 0.9 5.12 ± 0.92 0.048
 LDL-C 3.18 ± 0.91 3.10 ± 0.92 0.19
 HDL-C 1.40 ± 0.35 1.44 ± 0.40 0.061
Ratio TC/HDL-C 4.0 ± 1.31 3.85 ± 1.35 0.018
Glucose (mmol/L) 4.86 ± 0.51 5.06 ± 0.47 0.0085
Insulina (pmol/L) 108.0 ± 143.5 91.7 ± 48.4 0.70
CRPa (mg/L) 3.89 ± 6.57 3.24 ± 5.32 0.18
  1. Data are shown as mean ± SD
  2. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, CRP C-reactive protein, HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, suppl supplementation, TC total cholesterol
  3. a P value derived from log10 transformed data