Neonatal leptin levels are strongly associated with female gender, birth length, IGF-I levels and formula feeding.

@article{Petridou2005NeonatalLL,
  title={Neonatal leptin levels are strongly associated with female gender, birth length, IGF-I levels and formula feeding.},
  author={Eleni Th Petridou and Christos Socrates Mantzoros and Maria Belechri and Alkistis Skalkidou and Nick Dessypris and Eugenia Papathoma and Heraklis Salvanos and Jennifer H. Lee and Simeon Kedikoglou and George Chrousos and Dimitirios Trichopoulos},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2005},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={366-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate predictors of circulating leptin in healthy full-term newborns and to explore the relationship with anthropometric variables, serum levels of adiponectin and the major components of the IGF system at birth. To explore whether leptin levels are regulated by breastfeeding vs. formula feeding. DESIGN Observational cross-sectional study. PATIENTS Three hundred and nineteen healthy full-term newborns delivered during 1999 in Athens, Greece. MEASUREMENTS Anthropometric… CONTINUE READING

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