Table 3

Spearman correlation coefficients between relative (% of total fat) fatty acid (FA) diet intake calculated from food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and FA in adipose tissue

14:0 (FFQ)

16:0 (FFQ)

18:1 n9 (FFQ)

18:2 n6 (FFQ)

18:3 n3 (FFQ)

20:4 n6 (FFQ)

20:5 n3 (FFQ)

22:5 n3 (FFQ)

22:6 n3 (FFQ)


14:0, AT

0.27**

16:0, AT

-0.12

18:1 n9, AT

0.21

18:2 n6, AT

0.50*

18:3 n3, AT

0.48*

20:4 n6, AT

0.64*

20:5 n3, AT

0.71*

22:5 n3, AT

0.78*

22:6 n3, AT

0.82*


*P < 0.001, **P < 0.05

AT = adipose tissue.

Elkan et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2009 11:R37   doi:10.1186/ar2643

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