Leptin and the metabolic syndrome in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1.

@article{Stojanovic2010LeptinAT,
  title={Leptin and the metabolic syndrome in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1.},
  author={Vidosava Rakocevic Stojanovic and Slobodan Peric and Dragana V. Lavrni{\'c} and Spasoje Popovic and Tatjana Ille and Zorica D. Stevi{\'c} and Ivana Z. Basta and Slobodan A Apostolski},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={2010},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={94-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate serum leptin concentration and its relation to metabolic syndrome (MSy) in non-diabetic patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 34 DM1 patients, and the same number of healthy subjects matched for age, sex and body mass index (BMI). RESULTS DM1 patients had increased BMI and insulin resistance, and increased leptin and insulin concentrations, but the other features of MSy such as diabetes, glucose intolerance and… CONTINUE READING

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