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Table 6 Correlation between PUFA composition in erythrocyte membrane and total scores on the Barratt impulsivity scale. (Omega 3: EPA, DHA, ALA and Omega 6: AA, LA)

From: Essential fatty acids and Barratt impulsivity in gambling disorder

PUFA (% erythrocyte membrane)Rho de Spearman
nCorrelationp-values
BIS-11 TotalOmega 3500.1800.211
Omega 650−0.0140.923
EPA500.2640.064
DHA500.1680.243
ALA500.2540.075
AA50−0.1160.423
LA500.2240.118
Omega6/Omega350−0.2040.155
AA/EPA50−0.2810.048*
AA/DHA50−0.2670.061
  1. Abbreviations: BIS-11 Barratt Impulsiveness Scale version 11, PUFA polyunsaturated fatty acids, EPA eicosapentaenoic acid, DHA docosahexaenoic acid, ALA alpha-linolenic acid, AA arachidonic acid, LA linoleic acid
  2. *Statistical significance p < 0.05