Gender-specific leptinemia and its relationship with some components of the metabolic syndrome in Moroccans.

@article{Lyoussi2005GenderspecificLA,
  title={Gender-specific leptinemia and its relationship with some components of the metabolic syndrome in Moroccans.},
  author={Badi{\^a}a Lyoussi and M A Ragala and M Mguil and Abdelmjid Chraibi and Zafar Hasan Israili},
  journal={Clinical and experimental hypertension},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={377-94}
}
The levels of the liporegulatory hormone leptin are increased in obesity, which contributes to the metabolic syndrome; the latter is associated with elevated cardiovascular risk and morbidity. Leptin may play a role in the metabolic syndrome since correlations have been observed between serum leptin levels and several components of the metabolic syndrome. The association of leptinemia and hypertension or diabetes is inconsistent. Leptin levels are higher in females versus males and obese versus… CONTINUE READING
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