Table 3 : Quantification of HDL and VLDL/LDL in plasma from gestational diabetes patients and age-matched controls at 4-12 and 24-28 weeks gestation by quantitative enzymatic assay.


VLDL/LDL (mg/dL)

  4-12 weeks* 24-28 weeks* P value** U value
(critical U)***

Control 144 (25) 232 (48) 0.004 1 (7)
Gestational Diabetes 161 (10) 191 (39) 0.149 7 (4)

HDL (mg/dL)

  4-12 weeks* 24-28 weeks* P value** U value
(critical U)***

Control 40 (8) 49(8) 0.117 8 (5)
Gestational Diabetes 46 (11) 46 (8) 0.500 12 (4)

Data are expressed in concentrations of mg/dl (median [95% confidence interval]), n= 5 GDM cases and 8 gestationally age-matchedcontrols.
*median (95% confidence interval).
**, Mann-Whitney U test relative to 4-12 weeks.
***, critical value of U for statistical significance at p ≤0.05.

Ippolito et al.Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism  2013 2:22DOI : 10.7243/2050-0866-2-22