Peptides from adipose tissue in monitoring energy balance in infants.

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM Overnutrition as well as undernutrition is a serious problem in hospitalized patients, especially in infants. Routine laboratory tests detecting disturbances in energy balance are not specific or accurate. The aim of this study was to evaluate adiponectin and leptin as markers of short-time energy malnutrition. METHODS Forty-five infants… (More)

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