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Table 3 Coefficients of correlations (r) between LTL and serum phospholipid fatty acid levels

From: Leukocyte telomere length and serum polyunsaturated fatty acids, dietary habits, cardiovascular risk factors and features of myocardial infarction in elderly patients

Fatty acidSpearman’s rhop
Linoleic acid (LA) 18:2 n-60.1390.017
Arachidonic acid (AA) 20:3 n-30.0140.812
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) 18:3 n-3−0.1070.067
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 20:5 n-3−0.0800.167
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 22:6 n-30.0030.958
n-6/n-3 ratio0.0870.137