Table 2

Lipid profile in microalbuminuric patients in the whole group and in subgroups subdivided according to remission or enalapril treatment (values referred to first abnormal UAE detection)

All microalbuminuric patients (n = 41)Normoalbuminuric patients (n = 134)Persistent (n = 8)Normalized (n = 33)Pre-therapy (n = 21)Post-therapy (n = 21)°
Triglycerides (mg/dL)76.9 ± 37.773.8 ± 39.4102.8 ± 47.271.6 ± 34.0*80.8 ± 45.485.4 ± 35.3
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)171.7 ± 32.9166.7 ± 31.1168.0 ± 32.0172.4 ± 33.6179.7 ± 34.6180.8 ± 28.1
LDL cholesterol (mg/dL)104.1 ± 30.288.2 ± 23.9128.0 ± 44.599.1 ± 24.6106.8 ± 27.6107.9 ± 26.6
HDL cholesterol (mg/dL)51.0 ± 11.462.4 ± 13.642.7 ± 8.652.7 ± 11.3*49.3 ± 10.9§58.6 ± 10.0
  • °Paired t test.

  • *P < 0.05;

  • P < 0.005;

  • P < 0.0001;

  • §P < 0.001 vs. the respective group.