Serum leptin levels in patients with viral chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis.

@article{Testa2000SerumLL,
  title={Serum leptin levels in patients with viral chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Roberto Testa and Renata Franceschini and Edoardo Giovanni Giannini and Aldo Cataldi and Federica Botta and Alberto Fasoli and P Tenerelli and E. Rolandi and Tommaso Barreca},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={33-7}
}
BACKGROUND/AIM Serum levels of leptin, the adipocyte-derived hormone regulating food intake and energy expenditure in mammals, have been found to be increased in cirrhotic patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate leptin serum level in relation to anthropometric features and liver function in patients with viral chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis. METHODS Serum leptin levels were determined by radioimmunoassay in 30 male and 10 female patients with chronic hepatitis, in 42… CONTINUE READING

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