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Table 3 Mean HDL2-chol and HDL3-chol levels in RA patients treated with methotrexate, biologicals and glucocorticosteroids at the time of the study.

From: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol subfractions HDL2 and HDL3 are reduced in women with rheumatoid arthritis and may augment the cardiovascular risk of women with RA: a cross-sectional study

  Methotrexate Biologicals Glucocorticosteroids
  Yes
N = 22
No
N = 23
P Yes No P Yes No P
HDL2-chol (mmol/L) mean ± SD 0.47 ± 0.4 0.46 ± 0.3 0.70 0.42 ± 0.2 0.49 ± 0.4 0.83 0.43 ± 0.2 0.48 ± 0.4 0.87
HDL3-chol (mmol/L) mean ± SD 0.82 ± 0.2 0.83 ± 0.2 0.94 0.82 ± 0.2 0.84 ± 0.2 0.36 0.86 ± 0.1 0.81 ± 0.2 0.34
  1. HDL, high density lipoprotein; N, number; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; SD, standard deviation.