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Table 7 PUFA in subjects with gambling disorder moderated by 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)BIS-11
m (SD)
Comparison
< 72
n = 29
72
n = 24
Testp-values
Omega 34.69 (0.88)5.42 (1.46)U Mann Whitney0.090
Omega 628.66 (2.18)28,.62 (2.72)U Mann Whitney0.856
EPA0.22 (0.09)0.33 (0.22)U Mann Whitney0.022*
DHA3.37 (0.75)3.91 (1.09)U Mann Whitney0.075
ALA0.03 (0.01)0.04 (0.03)U Mann Whitney0.056
AA14.86 (1.82)14.13 (2.37)U Mann Whitney0.284
LA9.01 (1.01)10.05 (2.15)U Mann Whitney0.051
Omega6 / Omega36.35 (1.45)5.64 (1.61)U Mann Whitney0.082
AA/EPA79.13 (34.75)55.99 (29.92)U Mann Whitney0.015*
AA/DHA4.74 (1.94)3.87 (1.24)U Mann Whitney0.015*
  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