Serum leptin levels in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

  title={Serum leptin levels in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis},
  author={Ahmet Uygun and Abdurrahman Kadayifci and Zeki Yeşilova and A. Burak Erdil and H. Ruhi Yaman and Mendane Saka and Mehmet Salih Deveci and S. A. Bagci and Mustafa Gulsen and Necmettin Karaeren and Kemal Dağalp},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVE:Leptin is a peptide hormone that mainly regulates food intake and energy expenditure of human body. A close correlation between serum leptin levels and the percentage of body fat stores is well known. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a common disorder which causes serum liver enzyme elevation. In this study, the serum leptin levels were investigated in patients with NASH to determine a possible role in the pathogenesis and in patients with chronic viral hepatitis to ascertain… CONTINUE READING


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