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
n3735
Triglyceride fraction
 SFA34.70 ± 13.0943.38 ± 18.040.022
 MUFA31.20 ± 13.2131.83 ± 13.370.840
 PUFA34.10 ± 11.3124.79 ± 11.010.001
 PUFA n-631.36 ± 11.4521.67 ± 10.55<0.0001
 PUFA n-32.09 ± 3.402.20 ± 5.500.920
Cholesterol ester fraction
 SFA21.77 ± 9.8326.15 ± 11.420.085
 MUFA17.25 ± 10.2017.92 ± 12.080.799
 PUFA60.98 ± 13.1555.62 ± 14.950.111
 PUFA n-654.29 ± 14.7651.72 ± 14.760.463
 PUFA n-35.98 ± 6.563.44 ± 3.390.044
Phospholipid fraction
 SFA54.23 ± 14.1357.29 ± 16.480.406
 MUFA11.49 ± 11.0111.63 ± 11.090.958
 PUFA34.28 ± 11.9330.74 ± 12.850.236
 PUFA n-631.94 ± 10.7728.44 ± 11.790.199
 PUFA n-31.93 ± 1.891.87 ± 1.440.876
  • Data are expressed as mean ± SD.