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Table 8 Correlation between plasma concentrations of PUFA and scores on the Barratt cognitive impulsivity subscale. (Omega 3: EPA, DHA, ALA and Omega 6: AA, LA)

From: Essential fatty acids and Barratt impulsivity in gambling disorder

PUFA (plasma concentration)Rho Spearman
nCorrelationp-values
BIS-11 Cognitive ImpulsivityOmega352−0.1580.264
Omega652−0.1050.461
EPA52−0.0760.594
DHA52−0.1720.224
ALA52−0.2810.044*
AA520.0590.680
LA52−0.1810.198
Omega6/Omega3520.0460.747
AA/EPA520.1050.458
AA/DHA520.2140.128
  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