Table 2

Comparison of lipid profile based on hypertriglyceridemic phenotype

GroupTriglycerides (mg/dl)LDL cholesterol (mg/dl)HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)TRL cholesterol (mg/dl)Non-HDL cholesterol (mg/dl)ApoB (mg/dl)
1 (n = 18)114 ± 381109 ± 15661 ± 5819 ± 17129 ± 3480 ± 30
2 (n = 230)117 ± 111110 ± 4551 ± 17*19 ± 17130 ± 3080 ± 30
3 (n = 127)270 ± 185119 ± 7542 ± 2340 ± 23159 ± 45100 ± 30
  • Data are means ± SD. Group 1 (low waist circumference and low triglyceride; waist circumference ≤90 cm in men or ≤85 cm in women and triglycerides <177 mg/dl); group 2 (high waist circumference and low triglyceride; waist circumference >90 cm in men or >85 cm in women and triglycerides <177 mg/dl, n = 230); and group 3 (high waist circumference and high triglyceride; waist circumference >90 cm in men or >85 cm in women and triglycerides ≥177 mg/dl, n = 127). Analysis is adjusted for age, BMI, sex, diabetes treatment, years of smoking, insulin use, duration of diabetes, and use of statins. TRL cholesterol was calculated by subtracting the directly measured values for LDL and HDL cholesterol from total cholesterol. Non-HDL cholesterol was calculated by subtracting the directly measured values for HDL cholesterol from total cholesterol.

  • *P < 0.01 vs. group 1;

  • P < 0.0001 vs. groups 1 and 2;

  • P < 0.01 vs. groups 1 and 2.