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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of patients with hepatitis C

From: Low levels of IgM antibodies recognizing oxidation-specific epitopes are associated with human non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

  Participant characteristics (mean ± SD)
  Controls
(n = 20)
Hepatitis C
(n = 20)
Male/female 12/8 11/9
Age (y) 48.4 ± 14 48.2 ± 12
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 95.1 ± 52.3 111.25 ± 57.3
Cholesterol (mg/dL) 197.05 ± 31 162.6 ± 40.9
HDL (mg/dL) 71.2 ± 14.5 43.2 ± 16.2
LDL (mg/dL) 106.83 ± 27.1 97.1 ± 38.5
γGT (IU/L) 18.5 ± 6.5 265.1 ± 344.1
AST (IU/L) 24.9 ± 13 113.7 ± 94
ALT (IU/L) 22.7 ± 10.4 127.1 ± 86.3
AST/ALT ratio 1.13 ± 0.27 0.95 ± 0.55
  1. AST aspartate transaminase, ALT alanine transaminase, γGT gamma-glutamyltransferase, HDL high-density lipoprotein, LDL low-density lipoprotein