An assessment of serum leptin levels in patients with chronic viral hepatitis: a prospective study

@article{Manolakopoulos2007AnAO,
  title={An assessment of serum leptin levels in patients with chronic viral hepatitis: a prospective study},
  author={Spilios G Manolakopoulos and Sotirios Bethanis and Charis Liapi and Fotini Stripeli and Pantelis Sklavos and Alexandra P. Margeli and Aggeliki Christidou and Aggeliki Katsanika and Evangellos Vogiatzakis and Dimitrios Tzourmakliotis and Stamatios Theocharis},
  journal={BMC Gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={17 - 17}
}
BackgroundThe role of leptin in the course of liver disease due to chronic viral hepatitis (CVH) remains controversial. Our aims were to investigate the relationship between serum leptin concentrations and the severity of liver disease in a cohort of subjects with HBeAg negative chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and C (CHC) and to analyze the effect of body composition, the leptin system and insulin resistance together with viral factors on virologic response to antiviral treatment.MethodsWe studied 50… CONTINUE READING

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