Leptin concentrations in normal women following bilateral ovariectomy.

  title={Leptin concentrations in normal women following bilateral ovariectomy.},
  author={Ioannis E Messinis and Spiros Milingos and Elias Alexandris and I Kariotis and George Kollios and Konstantinos I Seferiadis},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  volume={14 4},
To study the relationships between gonadal steroids and leptin, 20 women with normal cycles were investigated during the postoperative period following a laparotomy. Fourteen women underwent bilateral ovariectomy plus total hysterectomy either in the mid- to late follicular phase (n = 7, group 1) or in the early to midluteal phase (n = 7, group 2). The remaining six of the 20 women underwent cholocystectomy in the early to midfollicular phase of the cycle and were used as controls (group 3). In… CONTINUE READING