Table 2—

Serum lipoprotein profile, particle size, and numbers

NormalModerate steatosisSevere steatosis
Serum lipids (mmol/l)
    Triglycerides1.57 ± 0.122.07 ± 0.15*2.28 ± 0.20
    HDL cholesterol1.28 ± 0.061.12 ± 0.05*1.01 ± 0.04
    LDL cholesterol3.25 ± 0.163.38 ± 0.173.25 ± 0.16
    Total cholesterol5.12 ± 0.175.27 ± 0.195.05 ± 0.19
    ApoB (g/l)0.94 ± 0.051.04 ± 0.041.03 ± 0.05
Particle size (nm)
    VLDL53.37 ± 1.4058.73 ± 2.34*60.88 ± 1.82*
    LDL21.23 ± 0.1820.95 ± 0.2620.35 ± 0.20*
    HDL8.74 ± 0.108.52 ± 0.09*8.33 ± 0.05*
Particle concentration
    Chylomicrons (nmol/l)0.03 ± 0.000.02 ± 0.000.03 ± 0.01
    VLDL (nmol/l)71.20 ± 7.6077.88 ± 5.4378.77 ± 6.90
    LDL (μmol/l)1.22 ± 0.081.38 ± 0.071.49 ± 0.10
    Small, dense LDL0.65 ± 0.080.81 ± 0.11*1.12 ± 0.12
    Large, buoyant LDL0.51 ± 0.050.49 ± 0.080.30 ± 0.05*
    IDL0.06 ± 0.010.08 ± 0.010.08 ± 0.01
    HDL (μmol/l)23.34 ± 1.6622.95 ± 1.9523.19 ± 1.58
  • Data are means ± SE.

  • *

    * P < 0.05,

  • P < 0.01 vs. normal group;

  • P < 0.05 for severe vs. moderate steatosis groups.