Does plasma leptin concentration predict the nutritional status of hemodialyzed patients with chronic renal failure?

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BACKGROUND Patients with chronic renal failure are characterized by hyperleptinemia, and leptin is presumed to be an anorectogenic hormone. The aim of this prospective study was to analyze changes in body composition and parameters of nutritional status in relation to changes in plasma leptin concentration in uremic patients during the first year of… (More)

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@article{Chudek2003DoesPL, title={Does plasma leptin concentration predict the nutritional status of hemodialyzed patients with chronic renal failure?}, author={Jerzy Chudek and Marcin Adamczak and Magdalena Kania and Aleksandra Hołowiecka and Wioletta Rozmus and Franciszek Kokot and Andrezej Wiecek}, journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research}, year={2003}, volume={9 8}, pages={CR377-82} }