Table 2: Effect of partial menhaden oil substitution on fatty acid % composition of serum measured by gas chromatography.

Diet16 : 018 : 018 : 118 : 220 : 420 : 522 : 6

Control (10) 1 8 . 1 ± 1 . 4 1 3 . 1 ± 0 . 8 9 . 9 ± 0 . 9 1 6 . 5 ± 0 . 9 1 9 . 8 ± 1 . 4 0 . 5 ± 0 . 3 3 . 4 ± 0 . 6
Diabetic (10) 1 7 . 6 ± 0 . 6 1 9 . 8 ± 1 . 0 a 9 . 5 ± 0 . 5 1 9 . 4 ± 0 . 6 2 0 . 8 ± 1 . 0 ND 2 . 9 ± 0 . 2
Diabetic + menhaden oil (10) 2 0 . 4 ± 0 . 9 1 7 . 1 ± 0 . 5 a 8 . 1 ± 0 . 5 1 8 . 6 ± 0 . 9 1 0 . 0 ± 0 . 4 a , b 5 . 4 ± 0 . 5 a , b 1 0 . 0 ± 0 . 8 a , b

Fatty acid unsaturation index: control 1 . 5 7 ± 0 . 0 5 ; diabetic 1 . 5 6 ± 0 . 0 3 ; diabetic + menhaden oil 1 . 7 8 ± 0 . 0 4 a , b . Data are presented as the mean ± S.E.M. ND: not detected. a 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 compared to control; b 𝑃 < 0 . 0 5 compared to diabetic. Parentheses indicate the number of experimental determinations.