Plasma leptin concentrations and obesity in relation to insulin resistance syndrome components among school children in Taiwan—The Taipei Children Heart Study

@article{Chu2000PlasmaLC,
  title={Plasma leptin concentrations and obesity in relation to insulin resistance syndrome components among school children in Taiwan—The Taipei Children Heart Study},
  author={N W Chu and D Wang and S-M Shieh and E A Rimm},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2000},
  volume={24},
  pages={1265-1271}
}
OBJECTIVE: Leptin, an adipose tissue-derived product of the obesity (OB) gene, is an important regulator of energy metabolism and may be associated with the occurrence of insulin resistance and diabetes in humans. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of plasma leptin concentration with obesity and the components of insulin resistance syndrome (IRS) among school children in Taiwan.METHODS: After multistage sampling of 85 junior high schools in Taipei, we randomly selected… CONTINUE READING
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