Leptin determination in colostrum and early human milk from mothers of preterm and term infants.

@article{Eilers2011LeptinDI,
  title={Leptin determination in colostrum and early human milk from mothers of preterm and term infants.},
  author={Elisabeth Eilers and Thomas Ziska and Thomas Harder and Andreas Plagemann and Michael Obladen and Andrea Loui},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={2011},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={415-9}
}
BACKGROUND Leptin is involved in the regulation of food intake and energy expenditure and is therefore important for growth and brain development. Analytical methods used for leptin measurement in human milk differ widely in the literature and yield varying results. AIMS To compare different preparation methods for the analysis of leptin in human milk and to investigate the leptin levels in colostrum and mature human milk from mothers of preterm or term infants. METHODS Mothers delivering a… CONTINUE READING