Table 2

Spearman correlations among specific dietary fats at baseline, midpoint, and end of follow-up

n-6 PUFAsLAAAn-6 PUFAsLAAAn-6 PUFAsLAAA
NHS, 1980NHSII, 1991HPFS, 1986
% Energy, mean ± SD4.37 ± 1.544.28 ± 1.540.09 ± 0.034.92 ± 1.344.84 ± 1.340.08 ± 0.045.31 ± 1.585.23 ± 1.580.08 ± 0.03
n-3 PUFAs0.28*0.28*0.31*0.58*0.57*0.26*0.47*0.46*0.32*
SFAs0.003<0.0010.18*0.23*0.24*−0.02*0.18*0.18*0.06*
Trans fats0.60*0.60*−0.06*0.34*0.35*−0.09*0.29*0.29*−0.09*
MUFAs0.29*0.29*0.31*0.53*0.53*0.06*0.52*0.52*0.15*
NHS, 1994NHSII, 1999HPFS, 1998
% Energy, mean ± SD4.77 ± 1.424.70 ± 1.410.07 ± 0.035.55 ± 1.625.49 ± 1.620.06 ± 0.035.46 ± 1.535.39 ± 1.520.07 ± 0.03
n-3 PUFAs0.47*0.47*0.22*0.67*0.67*0.21*0.44*0.44*0.25*
SFAs0.27*0.27*0.17*0.34*0.33*0.22*0.31*0.31*0.14*
Trans fats0.34*0.34*0.02*0.30*0.29*0.13*0.31*0.32*−0.004
MUFAs0.52*0.51*0.20*0.53*0.53*0.25*0.55*0.55*0.16*
NHS, 2010NHSII, 2011HPFS, 2010
% Energy, mean ± SD6.44 ± 2.046.36 ± 2.030.08 ± 0.046.76 ± 1.856.67 ± 1.850.09 ± 0.056.28 ± 1.956.19 ± 1.950.09 ± 0.05
n-3 PUFAs0.65*0.64*0.34*0.55*0.54*0.31*0.60*0.59*0.42*
SFAs0.12*0.12*−0.05*0.11*0.11*−0.03*0.19*0.19*0.001
Trans fats−0.16*−0.15*−0.18*0.05*0.05*−0.08*−0.21*−0.20*−0.22*
MUFAs0.46*0.46*0.14*0.56*0.56*0.16*0.51*0.51*0.12*