A possible association of low pepsinogen I and pepsinogen I/II with low and high body weight in Japanese men.

BACKGROUND It is unknown whether low serum pepsinogen I and pepsinogen I/II ratio (PGI-PGI/II), a marker for chronic atrophic gastritis, is associated with low or high body weight. METHODS We investigated the association between low PGI-PGI/II and both ends of the spectrum of body mass index (BMI) in 819 apparently healthy Japanese men aged 20-75 years… CONTINUE READING