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Table 2 Fatty acids in follicular fluid of normal weight, overweight and obese women

From: Fatty acid composition of the follicular fluid of normal weight, overweight and obese women undergoing assisted reproductive treatment: a descriptive cross-sectional study

Fat fraction 18.5 ≤ BMI < 25.0 (n = 10) 25.0 ≤ BMI < 30.0 (n = 10) BMI ≥ 30.0 (n = 10) P-value
Phospholipids (μmol/l) 1165.57 ± 180.55 1147.93 ± 247.63 1199.95 ± 296.46 NS
Cholesteryl esters (μmol/l) 920.04 ± 196.64 891.22 ± 117.35 1067.29 ± 269.40 NS
Triglycerides (μmol/l) 215.91 ± 57.89 355.39 ± 226.44 244.78 ± 74.65 0.1
NEFAs (μmol/l) 221.67 ± 23.00a 245.55 ± 35.98a 315.53 ± 82.68b < 0.05
Total concentration (μmol/l) 2598.56 ± 422.68 2769.88 ± 477.07 2931.80 ± 684.58 NS
  1. Total fatty acid concentrations (μmol/l) in different lipid fractions in the follicular fluid of normal weight (18.5 ≤ BMI < 25), overweight (25.0 ≤ BMI < 30) and obese (BMI ≥ 30.0) women.
  2. Data are presented as means ± standard deviation. P-values of the univariate general linear model analyses are presented in the last column. abData with a different superscript differ significantly (P < 0.05), NS: Not significant (P > 0.05), BMI: body mass index, NEFAs: non-esterified fatty acids.