Plasma klotho levels decrease in both anorexia nervosa and obesity.

  title={Plasma klotho levels decrease in both anorexia nervosa and obesity.},
  author={Marie Amitani and Akihiro Asakawa and Haruka Amitani and Kaori Kaimoto and Nanami Sameshima and Ken Ichiro Koyama and Izumi Haruta and Minglun Tsai and Toshihiro Nakahara and Miharu Ushikai and Kai-chun Cheng and Satoshi Hamada and Akio Inui},
  volume={29 9},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the associations of klotho with body mass index (BMI) in patients with restricting-type anorexia nervosa (r-AN) and obesity. METHOD We examined plasma klotho as well as adiponectin and its isoform levels in comparison in 11 obese patients, 12 r-AN patients, and 11 control participants. RESULTS Plasma klotho levels were markedly lower in the obesity and r-AN groups than in the control group. Moreover, plasma klotho levels increased significantly… CONTINUE READING

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