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Table 1 Fatty acid composition of dietary supplements

From: Echium oil is not protective against weight loss in head and neck cancer patients undergoing curative radio(chemo)therapy: a randomised-controlled trial

% Total fatty acid composition Name BioMega SDA® (I group) mean ± SD Sunflower oil high oleic (C group) mean ± SD
C16:0 Palmitic acid (P) 7.28 ± 0.17 4.00 ± 0.00
C18:0 Stearic acid (S) 3.90 ± 0.08 2.88 ± 0.05
C18:1 (n-9) Oleic acid (O) 15.35 ± 0.24 84.48 ± 0.05
C18:2 (n-6) Linoleic acid (LA) 16.13 ± 0.10 8.40 ± 0.00
C18:3 (n-3) Alpha Linolenic acid (ALA) 31.38 ± 0.25 -
C18:3 (n-6) Gamma Linolenic acid (GLA) 11.00 ± 0.00 -
C18:4 (n-3) Stearidonic acid (SDA) 12.60 ± 0.22 -
C22:1 (n-9) Erucic acid (EA) - -
Trans fatty acids - -
  1. Abbreviations: I Intervention, C Control.