Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of the cohort

CharacteristicValue
Females:males (% female)85:50 (63%)
Age, years28.2±7.8
Monosymptomatic onset118/135 (87%)
Median EDSS (IQR) at baseline1.50 (0.50)
Number of CEL at baseline0.77±2.3
Number of T2-lesions at baseline11.7±8.4
T2-lesions volume at baseline, cm34.9±5.6
Time between lipid profile and baseline visit, days−49±19
Time between onset date and lipid profile, days32±25
BMI, kg/m224.2±3.7
HDL cholesterol, mg/dl55.1±15
LDL cholesterol, mg/dl107±27
Total cholesterol, mg/dl182±36
Triglycerides, mg/dl108±58
Total cholesterol to HDL ratio3.46±0.84
Free thyroxine, pM16.0±2.1
TSH, mIU/l2.20±1.4
  • The continuous variables expressed as mean±SD and the categorical variable as frequency (%).

  • CEL, contrast-enhancing lesion; HDL, high density lipoprotein; LDL, low density lipoprotein; TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone.