Serum leptin concentration is associated with total body fat mass, but not abdominal fat distribution

@article{Shimizu1997SerumLC,
  title={Serum leptin concentration is associated with total body fat mass, but not abdominal fat distribution},
  author={Hiroshi Shimizu and Yoshiharu Shimomura and Robert J. Hayashi and K I Ohtani and Nahoko Sato and T Futawatari and Masatomo Mori},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={1997},
  volume={21},
  pages={536-541}
}
OBJECTIVE: The obese (ob) gene encodes leptin which inhibits appetite and stimulates thermogenesis. Serum leptin concentrations are determined by total body fat mass, but the influence of visceral fat accumulation and other metabolic factors have not been clinically determined. METHODS: We determined the correlations between serum leptin concentrations and the total body fat mass, abdominal fat mass, abdominal fat distribution (estimated by ultrasound), and circulating metabolic factors in 104… CONTINUE READING
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