Table 3

Plasma lipids
Plasma lipids High fat FO KO K–W
mmol/L mmol/L mmol/L p
Total cholesterol 3.08 (2.82–3.28) 2.05 (2.00–2.46)a** 2.59 (2.07–3.42) 0.007
Cholesterol esters 2.11 (1.88–2.32) 1.50 (1.36–1.80)a* 1.86 (1.27–2.44) 0.004
Free cholesterol 0.96 (0.92–0.99) 0.65 (0.50–0.66)a** 0.82 (0.68–0.98) 0.035
Triacylglycerol 1.12 (0.78–1.48) 0.49 (0.26–0.68)a** 0.77 (0.46–1.00) 0.008
Phospholipids 3.56 (2.87–3.95) 2.42 (2.17–2.52)a** 2.73 (2.27–3.26) 0.007
Nonesterified fatty acids 0.19 (0.14–0.29) 0.11 (0.02–0.14) 0.05 (0.00–0.18)b* 0.016

Data is shown as median and range. High fat (n = 5), FO (n = 5) and KO (n = 6). a = HF vs. FO, b = HF vs. KO, *= p < 0.05, **= p <0.01 by Dunn’s test. K-W, p indicates the p-value with the Kruskal-Wallace test. FO; fish oil, KO; Krill oil.

Tillander et al.

Tillander et al. Nutrition & Metabolism 2014 11:20   doi:10.1186/1743-7075-11-20

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