Evaluation of leptin levels among fibromyalgia patients before and after three months of treatment, in comparison with healthy controls.

@article{Ablin2012EvaluationOL,
  title={Evaluation of leptin levels among fibromyalgia patients before and after three months of treatment, in comparison with healthy controls.},
  author={Jacob N Ablin and Natalya Aronov and Ilan Shimon and Hannah Kanety and Clara Pariente and Valerie Aloush and Ori Elkayam and David Levartovsky},
  journal={Pain research & management},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={89-92}
}
BACKGROUND Leptin, an adipocyte-produced cytokine, interacts with various hormones, including those of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by widespread pain accompanied by tenderness. The pathogenesis involves a disturbance in pain processing and transmission by the central nervous system, leading to a general increase in pain perception. OBJECTIVES To analyze potential changes in leptin levels among female fibromyalgia patients compared with… CONTINUE READING
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