Leptin concentrations do not predict weight gain: The Mexico City Diabetes Study

@article{Haffner1998LeptinCD,
  title={Leptin concentrations do not predict weight gain: The Mexico City Diabetes Study},
  author={S Haffner and L Mykk{\"a}nen and C Gonz{\'a}lez and M Stern},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={1998},
  volume={22},
  pages={695-699}
}
BACKGROUND: Leptin, a hormone which is produced by adipose tissue, has been shown to inhibit food intake and increase energy expenditure. In humans, leptin levels are correlated with body fat. In addition, leptin levels decline in subjects who lose weight. Yet few data exist on whether leptin levels predict weight change, except for a recent report suggesting that low leptin levels predict weight gain in very obese middle-aged Pima Indians.METHODS: We have examined the association between… CONTINUE READING

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