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                Finally, the saturated/polyunsaturated ratio was found to be very low for all the target
              species, except Sepia officinalis, also compared to the aforementioned aforementioned
              products, including mackerel.
                It is important to highlight how all the species analysed showed TI values lower than AI
              values, whereas meat from terrestrial animals has TI indexes higher than AI indexes [3].
              This indicates that fish can be considered as a food suitable for the prevention of thrombotic
                In conclusion, this study can provide useful information on the chemical composition of
              several important species from the Egadi Islands, highlighting good nutritional values. As for
              marine species, the geographical location of catch, the season of the year, and the feeding
              habits of the species are uncontrollable variables in terms of their chemical composition, and
              further studies are in progress in order to fully characterize these species considering the
              seasonal variation.

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