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Table 2 Lipid levels during the 24-month therapy

From: Early decrease in carotid plaque lipid content as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging during treatment of rosuvastatin

  Baseline 3 Months 12 Months 24 Months
Total cholesterol (mg/dl) 200.8 ± 29.8 135.8 ± 24.7* 135.1 ± 36.0* 139.8 ± 24.4*
LDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 125.2 ± 24.4 66.7 ± 17.3* 65.5 ± 17.0* 69.8 ± 16.6*
HDL-cholesterol (mg/dl) 49.2 ± 14.7 51.2 ± 11.8 52.9 ± 14.2 53.8 ± 14.8*
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 142.3 ± 67.1 103.3 ± 41.6* 110.6 ± 50.4 98.7 ± 48.2*
  1. Data are presented as mean ± SD. LDL = low-density lipoprotein; HDL = high-density lipoprotein. * p < 0.001 when compared to baseline. p < 0.05 when compared to baseline.