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Table 4 Diameter ranges of lipoprotein subclasses when measured by NMR [17]

From: A clustering analysis of lipoprotein diameters in the metabolic syndrome

NMR lipoprotein parameter Diameter range (nm)
VLDL  
Large VLDL/chylomicrons > 60
Medium VLDL 35-60
Small VLDL 27-35
LDL  
IDL 23-27
Large LDL 21.2-23
Small LDL 18-21.2
   Medium small LDL 19.8-21.2
   Very small LDL 18-19.8
HDL  
Large HDL 8.8-13
Medium HDL 8.2-8.8
Small HDL 7.3-8.2