Ibrahim Bakan

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While pathogenesis of hypertension is not clearly deciphered yet, increase in body weight, most of the time, is associated with hypertension. There are reports indicating that leptin, product of the Ob gene mainly synthesized in adipocytes, may have role(s) in hypertension, but contribution of the gender is rather contradictive. In the present study, plasma(More)
Obesity is among the main contributing factors in the etiology of essential hypertension (EHT). Leptin, the product of the ob gene, is expressed mainly in adipose tissue. We examined the relationship between two trace elements, zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu), and leptin in patients with EHT (n=35) and normotensive (NT) controls (n=50) because leptin as well as(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic exposure to cement dust has been reported to lead to several health problems. This study was designed to investigate the plasma oxidant and antioxidant status in cement plant workers and control subjects. METHODS Twenty-eight volunteer male cement plant workers and 30 volunteer office male workers (control) aged 29-54 years(More)
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