Table 4: Correlation of basal and final fatty acids concentrations with adiposity and metabolic markers in obese subjects (n=48)

Basal Final
Variables r p r p
SFA
Total SFA hsCRP* 0.52 0.003 0.20 0.22
C:12* hsCPR* 0.43 0.017 0.17 0.30
C:14 Triglycerides* 0. 682 <0.001 -0.63 0.70
C:18 hsCRP* 0.45 0.013 0.22 0.17
MUFAs
C:18:1 Triglycerides* 0.43 0.018 0.41 0.009
PUFAs
C:20:3 ω-6 LNC-2 -0.13 0.43 0.40 0.011
C:20:4 ω-6 BMI -0.41 0.010 -0.42 0.008
Triglycerides* -0.64 <0.001 -0.13 0.41
C:22:6 ω-3 BMI -0.35 0.030 0.51 0.76

BMI=Body mass index; LNC-2= Lipocalin-2; hsCRP=High sensitivity C-reactive protein; MUFAs=Monounsaturated fatty acids; PUFAs=Polyunsaturated fatty acids; SFA=Saturated fatty acids. *logarithmic transformation. Relationships between variables were examined using the Pearson correlation coefficient.

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