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Table 1 Characteristics of the study subjects.

From: HDL enhances oxidation of LDL in vitro in both men and women

  Women Men All
N 32 27 59
Age (years) 39.3 ± 10.5 39.3 ± 11.0 39.3 ± 10.6
Body mass index (kg/m2) 23.2 ± 3.1 25.8 ± 3.6** 24.4 ± 3.6
Total cholesterol (mmol/l) 5.23 ± 0.87 5.76 ± 1.02* 5.47 ± 0.97
Triacylglycerol (mmol/l) 0.96 ± 0.41 1.81 ± 1.27*** 1.35 ± 0.71
HDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 1.88 ± 0.32 1.38 ± 0.23*** 1.65 ± 0.38
LDL cholesterol (mmol/l) 2.91 ± 0.84 3.63 ± 0.92** 3.21 ± 0.96
ApoA-I (g/l) 1.70 ± 0.20 1.46 ± 0.13*** 1.59 ± 0.21
ApoB (g/l) 0.81 ± 0.20 1.00 ± 0.22** 0.90 ± 0.23
Lp(a) (U/l) 266 ± 226 165 ± 201 220 ± 219
fB-Glucose (mmol/l)a 4.4 ± 0.4 4.6 ± 0.6 4.5 ± 0.5
LDL diameter (nm) 26.94 ± 0.45 26.40 ± 0.55*** 26.70 ± 0.51
  1. Values are mean ± SD. a fB, fasting blood, * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001 compared to women by Mann-Whitney U-test.