Birth weight, adulthood BMI, and subsequent weight gain in relation to leptin levels in Swedish women.

@article{Lissner1999BirthWA,
  title={Birth weight, adulthood BMI, and subsequent weight gain in relation to leptin levels in Swedish women.},
  author={Lauren Lissner and Cecilia Karlsson and Anna Karin Lindroos and Lars V Sj{\"o}str{\"o}m and Bj{\"o}rn Carlsson and Lena M. S. Carlsson and Calle Bengtsson},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={1999},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={150-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Leptin seems to be involved in the regulation of energy balance, although little is known about the epidemiology of leptin with respect to prediction of weight gain and incidence of obesity-related diseases. The dual aim of this study is to document characteristics of leptin after long-term storage, and to describe its relation to body weight, from birth to old age, in an ongoing prospective study. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES A population-based sample of Swedish women was first… CONTINUE READING