Role of leptin in women with eating disorders.

  title={Role of leptin in women with eating disorders.},
  author={Yoshikatsu Nakai and Seiji Hamagaki and Shuichi Kato and Yoshie Seino and Ryuichi Takagi and Fumihiko Kurimoto},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  volume={26 1},
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the role of leptin on eating behavior and reproductive function in eating disorders. METHOD The subjects included 80 eating-disordered women, having different fat mass, eating behavior, and endocrine abnormalities, and 26 control women. Plasma leptin, insulin, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), cortisol, insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1), free T4 levels, percent body fat, eating behavior score, and menstrual status score were… CONTINUE READING

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