Plasma leptin concentrations and cardiac autonomic nervous system in healthy subjects with different body weights.

@article{Paolisso2000PlasmaLC,
  title={Plasma leptin concentrations and cardiac autonomic nervous system in healthy subjects with different body weights.},
  author={Guiseppe Paolisso and Daniela Manzella and N. Montano and Antonio Gambardella and Michele Varricchio},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 5},
  pages={1810-4}
}
Previous studies have shown that leptin stimulates sympathetic nervous system; heart rate variability (HRV) is a widely used technique for assessing the sympathovagal balance at the cardiac level. The aim of our study was to investigate a possible relationship between plasma leptin levels and the autonomic regulation using spectral analysis of HRV. In 120 healthy nonobese subjects the plasma leptin concentration was determined, and HRV was recorded at baseline and during tilt. All subjects were… CONTINUE READING

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