Juliegee wrote:LOL, I thought lower fat drove down HDL particle size Your linked study is a surprise. I'd love to see full-text to see if there is an obvious explanation.
This Table 3 from the paper:
Subjects were caucasian women 55-65, weight stable, BMI average of 32, sedentary (<20 min exercise twice a week), non-smoking, not on medication, no CHD, diabetes, cancer, liver, renal, or hematologic disease, or other medical disorders. In other words, the healthiest over-weight inactive people they could find. ApoE3/4 n=18, ApoE2/3 or ApoE3/3 n=61.
All women underwent baseline testing before meeting in a weekly group session with a registered dietitian for 10 weeks of instruction in the principles of the AHA Step 1 diet. This diet was composed of 50% to 55% carbohydrate, 15% to 20% protein, 20 to 30 g of fiber and less than 30% fat with less than 300 mg/d cholesterol and 3 g/d sodium. The women were asked to remain sedentary and weight stable and to follow this diet throughout the 10 weeks.