Leptin role in advanced lung cancer. A mediator of the acute phase response or a marker of the status of nutrition?

@article{Alemn2002LeptinRI,
  title={Leptin role in advanced lung cancer. A mediator of the acute phase response or a marker of the status of nutrition?},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Remedios Alem{\'a}n and Francisco Santolaria and Norberto Batista and Mar{\'i}a de La Vega and Emilio Gonz{\'a}lez-Reimers and Antonio Milena and Marta Llanos and Juan Luis G{\'o}mez-Sirvent},
  journal={Cytokine},
  year={2002},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={21-6}
}
Leptin is an anorexia inductor peptide produced by adipocytes and related to fat mass. Leptin is also produced by fat under proinflammatory cytokine action. Our objective is to study serum leptin levels in relation to nutritional status and acute phase response in advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer.Seventy-six patients newly diagnosed of non surgical non-small cell lung cancer before chemotherapy treatment and 30 healthy controls were included. BMI, serum leptin and cholesterol levels… CONTINUE READING

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