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Table 1 Fatty acids from erythrocyte membranes measured in this work

From: Erythrocyte fatty acid profiles in children are not predictive of autism spectrum disorder status: a case control study

Reference Number of subjects Age/gender matched? Age Abs./Rel. FA Conc. Differences reported (ASD versus control)  
  ASD Control     n-6 n-3 AA DHA EPA AA/DHA AA/EPA Other
Vancassel et al. 2001 [36] 15 18a N/N ASD: 3-17 DD: 1-19 Relative N.S. N.S.     n-3/n-6
Meguid et al. 2008 [37] 30 30 Y/Y 3-11 Absolute        linolenic and linoleic acids
Pastural et al. 2009[38] 15 11b N/N ASD: 8.7 ±3.9 DD: 7.9 ±2.9 Relative       
Bell et al. 2010 [15] 45 45 Y/Y ASD: 7.5 ±3.5 DD: 7.5 ±3.6 Relative N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S.   ALA
Bell et al. 2010 [15] 38 38a Y/Y ASD: 7.5 ±3.5 DD: 6.0 ±3.3 Relative N.S. N.S. N.S. N.S.   N.S.  
El-Ansary et al. 2011 [13] 26 26 Y/Y ASD: 4-12 DD: 4-11 Absolute    N.S.    
Brigandi et al. 2015 [14] 121 110 N/N 3-17 Relative N.S.    
Yui et al. 2016 [24] 30 20 Y/Y ASD: 13.6 ±4.3 DD: 13.2 ±5.4 Absolute    N.S.  
Jory et al. 2016 [39] 11 15 Y/N ASD: 3.1 ±0.8 DD: 3.9 ±1.1 Relative    N.S. N.S. n-3/n-6 and linoleic acid
Parletta et al. 2016 [16] 85 79 N/Y ASD: 5.3 ±2.1 DD: 8.3 ±2.5 Relative      n-3/n-6
  1. aControl group was Developmentally Delayed instead of NEU
  2. bMany of the NEU controls were siblings of the ASD group