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Table 3 Concentration of total LDL and LDL sub-fractions of male and female hyper- and hypo-responders during the EGG and placebo (SUB) periods1.

From: Plasma LDL and HDL characteristics and carotenoid content are positively influenced by egg consumption in an elderly population1

  Total LDL Large LDL Medium LDL Small LDL Very Small LDL
  (nmol/L)
Hyper-responders (n = 15)
EGG 1241 ± 633. 674.7 ± 258.4a 101.5 ± 127.3 525.9 ± 696.0 491.7 ± 355.7
SUB 1186 ± 529 521.1 ± 267.3b 130.7 ± 134.0 629.3 ± 633.9 517.4 ± 321.2
Hypo-responders (n = 27)
EGG 1217 ± 320 543.3 ± 252.2b 128.7 ± 86.6 637.3 ± 426.0 424.3 ± 570.1
SUB 1209 ± 356 548.1 ± 229.4b 124.4 ± 82.0 624.6 ± 415.9 498.3 ± 501.2
Diet Effect NS2 P < 0.0001 NS NS NS
Response Effect NS P < 0.0001 NS NS NS
  1. 1 Values are shown as the mean ± SD. Values in the same column with different superscript are significantly different as determined by repeated measures ANOVA
  2. 2 NS = non-significant