Gender differences of oligomers and total adiponectin during puberty: a cross-sectional study of 859 Danish school children.

@article{Andersen2007GenderDO,
  title={Gender differences of oligomers and total adiponectin during puberty: a cross-sectional study of 859 Danish school children.},
  author={Kristian Kjaer Andersen and Jan Frystyk and Ole D. Wolthers and Carsten Heuck and Allan Flyvbjerg},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2007},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={1857-62}
}
CONTEXT Pubertal stages have been shown to influence total adiponectin (ADPN) levels. Furthermore, testosterone has been shown to alter the isomer distribution of ADPN. OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to investigate whether pubertal stages and testosterone levels influenced total serum ADPN levels and the distribution of ADPN isomers. DESIGN This is a cross-sectional study. PATIENTS The study included 859 children and adolescents (396 males) aged 6-20 yr. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES… CONTINUE READING