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Table 1 Composition of test and reference lipid emulsion (per 500 mL)

From: Efficacy of a long-term home parenteral nutrition regimen containing fish oil-derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: a single-centre, randomized, double blind study

Substance Test lipid emulsion (Lipidem® 20%) Reference lipid emulsion (Lipofundin® MCT 20%)
MCT 50.0 g 50.0 g
LCT (soybean oil) 40.0 g 50.0 g
Fractionated FO 10.0 g 0.0 g
Egg yolk phospholipids 6.0 g 6.0 g
Glycerol 12.5 g 12.5 g
Essential fatty acids
• Linoleic acid (n-6) 19.2–23.2 g 24.0–29.0 g
• α-Linolenic acid (n-3) 2.0–4.4 g 2.5–5.5 g
• Eicosapentaenoic acid +Docosahexaenoic acid (n-3) 4.3–8.6 g 0.0 g
Energy content 3995 kJ (955 kcal) 3995 kJ (955 kcal)
Osmolality ~  410 mOsm/l ~  380 mOsm/l
Titration acidity/−alkalinity (pH 7.4) <  0.5 mmol/l <  0.5 mmol/l
pH-value 6.5–8.5 6.5–8.5