Evidence of an association of leptin serum levels and craving in alcohol dependence.

@article{Hillemacher2007EvidenceOA,
  title={Evidence of an association of leptin serum levels and craving in alcohol dependence.},
  author={Thomas Hillemacher and Stefan Bleich and Helge Frieling and Anja Schanze and Julia Wilhelm and Wolfgang Sperling and Johannes Kornhuber and Thomas Kraus},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={87-90}
}
Recent studies have described an association of leptin serum levels and craving in alcohol dependent patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate a large patients' sample using a power-based statistical analysis. We included 156 male and 33 female patients suffering from alcohol dependence admitted for detoxification treatment. Leptin serum levels were measured using a commercial ELISA kit. The Obsessive Compulsive Drinking Scale (OCDS) was used to assess alcohol craving at… CONTINUE READING
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