Relationship between serum leptin and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in US adults: results from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

@article{Sueblinvong2014RelationshipBS,
  title={Relationship between serum leptin and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in US adults: results from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.},
  author={Viranuj Sueblinvong and Suthat Liangpunsakul},
  journal={Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={62 7},
  pages={934-7}
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest an important role for leptin in respiratory immune responses and pathogenesis of inflammatory respiratory diseases. There has been an interest to explore whether leptin plays any role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVE We conducted a population-based study to evaluate the relationship between serum leptin and COPD in the third US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey participants. PARTICIPANTS AND… CONTINUE READING