Serum leptin in rheumatoid arthritis

  title={Serum leptin in rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Margaret Wisłowska and M Rok and Bożena Jaszczyk and Krystyna Stępień and Małgorzata Cicha},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
Leptin is a peptide hormone that has an essential role in the regulation of body weight by inhibiting food intake and stimulating energy expenditure. The role of leptin in the modulation of the immune response and inflammation has been regarded as important. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients it was reported that fasting leads to an improvement of clinical and biological measures of disease activity, which was associated with a marked decrease in serum leptin. These features suggest that… CONTINUE READING


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