LDL peak particle size and subfractions in hepatic steatosis (HS) according to its combination with/without the metabolic syndrome (MetS). A. Mean values (with 95% CIs) of LDL peak particle size (nm), B. Large, buoyant LDL subfraction I (%), and C. Small, dense LDL subfraction III (%): All three values showed significant linear associations with the three categories (P < 0.001). * P < 0.01, **P < 0.001; compared with the control (Bonferroni comparison). † P < 0.05, †† P < 0.01; compared with the HS alone.