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Table 4 Serum lipid, lipoprotein and apolipoprotein levels of rugby players and controls

From: Nutrient intake, serum lipids and iron status of colligiate rugby players

  Forward   Backs   Controls
  (n=18)   (n=16)   (n=26)
HDL-C (mmol/l) 1.36 ± 0.18 * 1.61 ± 0.25 1.44 ± 0.23
HDL- C (mmol/l) 0.85 ± 0.15 * 1.05 ± 0.23   1.00 ± 0.21
HDL- C (mmol/l 0.51 ± 0.08   0.56 ± 0.07 0.46 ± 0.01
LDL-C (mmol/l) 2.74 ± 0.57   2.80 ± 0.85 2.27 ± 0.47
Lp (a) (mmol/l) 0.29 ± 0.32   0.31 ± 0.27   0.24 ± 0.25
TC (mmol/l) 4.37 ± 0.76   4.66 ± 0.97   3.99 ± 0.57
TG (mmol/l) 1.02 ± 0.56   0.87 ± 0.39   0.76 ± 0.23
logTG (mg/dl) 1.90 ± 0.23   1.85 ± 0.19   1.81 ± 0.13
Apo A- (mg/dl) 134.4 ± 18.8   149.6 ± 18.0 133.6 ± 17.5
Apo A-I (mg/dl) 30.3 ± 5.7   31.2 ± 4.8 26.9 ± 3.5
Apo B (mg/dl) 76.9 ± 15.9 78.1 ± 22.6   63.8 ± 12.7
LCAT activity (nmol/ml/h/37 83.3 ± 19.9 87.2 ± 20.1 65.5 ± 15.0
  1. Values are the mean ± SD.
  2. Abbreviations; HDL-C, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; LDL-C, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; Lp, lipoprotein; Apo, apolipoprotein; LCAT activity,lecitin:cholesterol. acyltransferase.
  3. *p < 0.05 vs Backs.
  4. †p < 0.05 vs Controls.