Table 3: Blood level omega-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids versus advanced prostate risk random effect analysis model.

GroupsHeterogeneityEffect estimates and 95% confidence intervalPublication bias
Omega-3 derivatives Number of study valuedf value Point estimatesLower limitUpper limit valueBeggEgger

ALA30.65420.7210.0000.9650.5761.6180.8930.2960.051
DHA42.28930.5150.0000.8960.6401.2560.5241.0000.342
DPA30.36720.8320.0000.8700.5141.4730.6061.0000.618
EPA46.18030.10341.4570.9750.5821.6340.9250.3080.309
(DHA + DPA + EPA)*8.870100.5450.0000.9080.7081.1640.447
(DHA + EPA)*8.48270.29217.4710.9190.6931.2190.559
Total omega-3*9.580130.7280.0000.9190.7341.1490.457

*Generated from total effect estimates from each PUFA random effect analysis.