Leptin levels vary significantly during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and in vitro fertilization treatment: possible relation to estradiol.

@article{Stock1999LeptinLV,
  title={Leptin levels vary significantly during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and in vitro fertilization treatment: possible relation to estradiol.},
  author={Susan M. Stock and E Ric Sande and Katarina A Bremme},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={1999},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={
          657-62
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of sex steroids on leptin levels in patients with conditions in which the steroid levels are increased. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING A hospital unit for reproductive medicine and a maternal care unit affiliated with the hospital and hospital staff. PATIENT(S) Thirteen women with regular menstrual cycles, 29 women with normal pregnancies, and 25 women undergoing IVF treatment. INTERVENTION(S) Blood samples were obtained during days 1-3, 6-8, 13-15… CONTINUE READING
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