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Table 3 Changes of fasting and postprandial concentration of LDL and its subfractions (large, medium and small LDL) after 4 days of training and then after 2 days of rest

From: Effect of short term aerobic exercise on fasting and postprandial lipoprotein subfractions in healthy sedentary men

  Baseline 4 days of training 2 days of rest p (ANOVA)
Total LDL (fasting) 114.46 ± 22.40 103.21 ± 17.00 104.99 ± 14.93 0.063
Total LDL (postprandial) 113.73 ± 17.80 103.40 ± 14.40* 106.50 ± 14.51 <0.05
Large LDL (fasting) 41.89 ± 11.81 39.44 ± 10.18 41.11 ± 12.35 NS
Large LDL (postprandial) 42.89 ± 11.40 38.67 ± 9.30* 37.56 ± 7.30 <0.05
Medium LDL (fasting) 9.89 ± 3.27 6.22 ± 2.55* 6.89 ± 2.36 <0.001
Medium LDL (postprandial) 8.88 ± 6.51 6.88 ± 5.57* 7.00 ± 2.73 <0.001
Small LDL (fasting) 0.44 ± 0.29 0.00 ± 0.00 0.33 ± 0.33 NSa
Small LDL (postprandial) 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 NSa
  1. aResults for small dense LDL (LDL 3–7) are not representative because of very small number of volunteers with detectable concentrations of these particles at the baseline
  2. LDL low density lipoprotein, NS non significant, *p < 0.05 – statistical significant difference from the baseline by post hoc test, Parameters presented as mean values ± standard deviation (or standard error for parameters without normal distribution – medium LDL (fasting), small LDL (fasting and postprandial)) in mg/dl
  3. Total LDL concentration is sum of concentrations of LDL subfractions and medium and small IDL (by Quantimetrics Lipoprint LDL system)