Circulating leptin is associated with oxidized LDL in postmenopausal women.

@article{Porreca2004CirculatingLI,
  title={Circulating leptin is associated with oxidized LDL in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Ettore Porreca and Concetta Di Febbo and Valeria Moretta and Aantonio Angelini and Maria Domenica Guglielmi and M Di Nisio and Franco Cuccurullo},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2004},
  volume={175 1},
  pages={139-43}
}
Recently, leptin has been suggested as a possible cause of atherosclerotic disease. In the present study, we have investigated in postmenopausal women (n = 60; age: 52 +/- 13) the relationship between circulating levels of leptin, oxidized LDL (Ox-LDL) and other biochemical and anthropometric variables of atherosclerotic risk. In addition, we have evaluated soluble thrombomodulin (sTM) as a marker of endothelial damage. An additional study was conducted in a subgroup of obese subjects to… CONTINUE READING