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Table 2 Effect of krill oil supplementation on plasma lipoprotein concentrations

From: Krill oil reduces plasma triacylglycerol level and improves related lipoprotein particle concentration, fatty acid composition and redox status in healthy young adults - a pilot study

VLDL particle concentration, nmol/L Baseline End of study p-value
 Total VLDL & Chylomicron 32.8 ± 22.4 28.1 ± 18.8 0.06
 Large VLDL & Chylomicron 1.3 ± 1.0 1.0 ± 0.6 0.04
 Medium 11.1 ± 10.4 8.9 ± 8.7 0.07
 Small 20.4 ± 12.9 18.3 ± 14.0 0.2
LDL particle concentration, nmol/L    
 Total 873.6 ± 288.9 943.4 ± 352.8 0.04
 Large 447.8 ± 201.5 528.5 ± 218.4 0.04
 Small 352.1 ± 230.0 348.5 ± 260.8 0.7
 IDL 73.7 ± 43.2 66.4 ± 76.4 0.4
HDL particle concentration, μmol/L   
 Total 32.1 ± 5.6 33.4 ± 5.7 0.03
 Large 8.7 ± 2.8 9.8 ± 3.6 0.04
 Medium 10.4 ± 5.6 10.1 ± 5.7 1.0
 Small 13.0 ± 3.5 13.5 ± 4.3 0.9
  1. Values are given as means ± standard deviation (n = 17). P-values ≤ 0.05 were considered statistically significant
  2. Abbreviations: HDL high-density lipoprotein, IDL intermediate-density lipoprotein, LDL low-density lipoprotein, VLDL very low-density lipoprotein