TITLE

Metabolic Factors in Obesity

AUTHOR(S)
Brito, Nádia; Fonseca, Margarida; Dinis, Isabel; Mirante, Alice
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism;Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 23 Issue 1/2, p97
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the findings of a study which evaluated the relationship between serum leptin levels and body mass index (BMI) and height, as well as, a comparison of leptin levels of obese and non-obese children. The study was conducted with a sample of 70 obese children and 53 non-obese children who were assessed for sex, age, BMI and height standard deviation scores (SDS), and serum levels of glucose, insulin, and leptin. It is concluded that elevated leptin in obese children resulted in central resistance to insulin.
ACCESSION #
49784843

 

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