Peripartum serum leptin and soluble leptin receptor levels in women with gestational diabetes.

@article{Chen2010PeripartumSL,
  title={Peripartum serum leptin and soluble leptin receptor levels in women with gestational diabetes.},
  author={Danqing Chen and Guiyu Xia and Ping Xu and Min-Yue Dong},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 12},
  pages={1595-9}
}
The purpose of the study was to clarify the alterations in serum leptin and soluble leptin receptor levels at term and early postpartum in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Twenty women with normal pregnancy and 20 with GDM were recruited and blood samples were taken on the day of delivery and Days 1, 3 and 5 after delivery. Serum leptin levels were significantly higher in women with GDM than in the controls before delivery and decreased significantly after delivery (p < 0.001). After… CONTINUE READING

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