Plasma leptin in female athletes: relationship with body fat, reproductive, nutritional, and endocrine factors.

@article{Thong2000PlasmaLI,
  title={Plasma leptin in female athletes: relationship with body fat, reproductive, nutritional, and endocrine factors.},
  author={Farah S L Thong and Catriona Mclean and Terry E. Graham},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={2037-44}
}
The relationship of leptin to thyroid and sex hormones, insulin, energy intake, exercise energy expenditure, and reproductive function was assessed in 39 female athletes. They comprised elite athletes who were either amenorrheic (EAA; n = 5) or cyclic (ECA; n = 8) and recreationally active women who were either cyclic (RCA; n = 13) or taking oral contraceptives (ROC; n = 13). Leptin was significantly lower in EAA (1.7 +/- 0.2 ng/ml) than in ECA (2.9 +/- 0.3 ng/ml), RCA (5.8 +/- 0.9 ng/ml), and… CONTINUE READING
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