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Table 4 Effects of vitamin E supplementation on saturated fatty acid content (% of total fatty acids) in the longissimus lumborum

From: Effects of dietary vitamin E on muscle vitamin E and fatty acid content in Aohan fine-wool sheep

Item Treatments (IU/sheep/d vitamin E) P-value
  0 20 100 200 1,000 2,000 2,400  
C6:0 0.044 ± 0.005 0.030 ± 0.003 0.031 ± 0.011 0.033 ± 0.005 0.052 ± 0.019 0.031 ± 0.003 0.035 ± 0.007 0.5795
C8:0 0.030 ± 0.008 0.025 ± 0.004 0.023 ± 0.010 0.026 ± 0.007 0.054 ± 0.030 0.024 ± 0.001 0.025 ± 0.002 0.6088
C10:0 0.162 ± 0.010 0.131 ± 0.015 0.079 ± 0.003 0.091 ± 0.025 0.109 ± 0.042 0.136 ± 0.019 0.126 ± 0.014 0.1962
C12:0 0.125±0.010c 0.096 ± 0.003abc 0.090 ± 0.016ab 0.065 ± 0.014a 0.076 ± 0.004ab 0.100 ± 0.006bc 0.076 ± 0.007ab 0.0132
C14:0 2.54 ± 0.18c 2.09 ± 0.07abc 1.90 ± 0.38abc 1.44 ± 0.30a 1.69 ± 0.10ab 2.29 ± 0.08bc 1.71 ± 0.05ab 0.0250
C16:0 33.96 ± 2.77c 25.24 ± 1.59b 23.18 ± 0.30ab 19.26 ± 1.75a 22.77 ± 0.67ab 30.01 ± 1.02c 25.55 ± 0.40b 0.0001
C18:0 29.97 ± 1.14b 23.95 ± 2.32a 22.33 ± 2.69a 18.40 ± 0.23a 23.62 ± 1.02a 23.88 ± 2.85a 21.50 ± 0.52a 0.0213
C20:0 0.263 ± 0.012c 0.211 ± 0.042bc 0.175 ± 0.037ab 0.118 ± 0.012a 0.200 ± 0.003bc 0.160 ± 0.023ab 0.133 ± 0.003ab 0.0119
C22:0 0.074 ± 0.010 0.057 ± 0.011 0.047 ± 0.003 0.045 ± 0.003 0.078 ± 0.026 0.040 ± 0.002 0.046 ± 0.005 0.2117
C24:0 0.063 ± 0.010 0.056 ± 0.004 0.056 ± 0.012 0.054 ± 0.009 0.092 ± 0.040 0.049 ± 0.005 0.057 ± 0.009 0.6327
C14:0+C16:0 36.50 ± 2.92d 27.33 ± 1.66bc 25.08 ± 0.67ab 20.70 ± 2.05a 24.46 ± 0.76ab 32.30 ± 1.09cd 27.27 ± 0.42bc 0.0001
SFA 67.23 ± 3.33d 51.88 ± 1.32bc 47.91 ± 3.37b 39.54 ± 2.29a 48.74 ± 1.42bc 56.72 ± 3.74c 49.27 ± 0.12bc 0.0001
  1. SFA saturated fatty acid.
  2. Values in the same row with different superscripts differ significantly (P < 0.05). Data are presented as the mean ± standard error.