Lack of association between apelin, insulin resistance, cardiovascular risk factors, and obesity in children: a longitudinal analysis.

@article{Reinehr2011LackOA,
  title={Lack of association between apelin, insulin resistance, cardiovascular risk factors, and obesity in children: a longitudinal analysis.},
  author={Thomas Reinehr and Joachim Woelfle and Christian L Roth},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={2011},
  volume={60 9},
  pages={1349-54}
}
Apelin has been proposed as a novel beneficial adipokine that is related to insulin resistance, cardiovascular risk factors, and obesity. However, findings in humans are controversial; and longitudinal analyses in childhood are still missing. We compared apelin levels between 80 obese and 40 lean children of the same age, sex, and pubertal stage. In addition, we analyzed the relationships between apelin levels and weight status (as standard deviation of body mass index [SDS-BMI]), body fat… CONTINUE READING

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