Table 2

LDL particle size changes during the weight loss period1
IFCR-L IFCR-F
Week 3 Week 10 Change2 Week 3 Week 10 Change2
LDL peak size (Å) 260 ± 1 262 ± 1 3 2 ± 1 4 261 ± 1 261 ± 1 0 ± 1
Proportion large particles (%) 34 ± 1 39 ± 1 3 5 ± 2 35 ± 1 37 ± 1 2 ± 1
Proportion medium particles (%) 29 ± 2 33 ± 2 3 4 ± 4 26 ± 2 27 ± 2 1 ± 2
Proportion small particles (%) 37 ± 1 28 ± 2 3 −9 ± 4 4 39 ± 1 36 ± 1 3 −3 ± 1

1 Values reported as mean ± SEM. IFCR-L: Intermittent fasting calorie restriction-liquid diet (n = 28); IFCR-F: Intermittent fasting calorie restriction-food based diet (n = 26). Small LDL particles (<255 Å), medium LDL particles (255–260 Å), and large LDL particles (>260 Å).

2 Change expressed as the difference between week 3 and week 10 absolute values.

3 Week 3 values significantly (P < 0.05) different from week 10 values within group (Repeated-measures ANOVA).

4 Absolute change significantly different (P < 0.05) between the IFCR-L and IFCR-F group (Repeated-measures ANOVA).

Klempel et al.

Klempel et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:98   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-98

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