Elevated serum leptin levels: a risk factor for non-small-cell lung cancer?

  title={Elevated serum leptin levels: a risk factor for non-small-cell lung cancer?},
  author={Agapios Terzidis and Theodoros N Sergentanis and George Antonopoulos and Constantinos Syrigos and Anna P. Efremidis and Aristidis K. Polyzos and Nick Dessypris and Eleni Th Petridou},
  volume={76 1},
OBJECTIVE Leptin is intimately intertwined in the molecular pathophysiology of several cancer types; with regard to lung cancer, however, limited research has been conducted, with overall conflicting results. METHODS The present case-control study comprises 66 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases and 132 healthy controls matched for gender and age. Lifestyle, sociodemographic and medical history information has been obtained in addition to body mass index (BMI) measurements and weight… CONTINUE READING
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