Table 2—

Serum and lipoprotein lipids

VariablesDiabetic groupControl group
n1616
Serum cholesterol5.9 ± 0.26.2 ± 0.3
VLDL cholesterol1.4 ± 0.2*0.6 ± 0.2
LDL cholesterol3.2 ± 0.2*4.0 ± 0.3
HDL cholesterol0.85 ± 0.05*1.25 ± 0.07
Serum triglycerides3.8 ± 0.6*1.9 ± 0.4
VLDL triglycerides3.1 ± 0.5*1.1 ± 0.3
LDL triglycerides0.31 ± 0.02*0.45 ± 0.05
HDL triglycerides0.18 ± 0.010.19 ± 0.01
  • Data are means ± SE, expressed as mmol/l, and derived from Student’s t test.

  • *

    * Significantly different from control subjects.