We investigated serum leptin levels in 103 mother-newborn-pairs; Cord leptin was significantly higher than mother's leptin (5.7 ± 5.5 vs. 22.1 ± 19.9 ng/ml; p <0.001). Cord leptin was significantly higher in females than males (6.9 ± 6.3 vs. 3.9 ± 3.6 ng/ml respectively; p <0.001), and correlated with maternal leptin (r = 0.24; p = 0.001), gestational age (r = 0.54; p <0.001), and birth weight (r = 0.56; p <0.001). Neonatal leptin at the 4(th) day significantly correlated with percent weight loss in the first four days of life. These observations shed light on the origin of cord leptin and on the role of leptin in postnatal weight loss. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Perrone L., Giuffre M., D'Alfonso C., Carbone M.T., Presta G., Di Toro A., et al. (2000). Postnatal weight change is influenced by mother-newborn pair leptin levels. NUTRITION RESEARCH, 20(11), 1531-1536 [10.1016/S0271-5317(00)00237-2].

Postnatal weight change is influenced by mother-newborn pair leptin levels

Giuffre M.;
2000

Abstract

We investigated serum leptin levels in 103 mother-newborn-pairs; Cord leptin was significantly higher than mother's leptin (5.7 ± 5.5 vs. 22.1 ± 19.9 ng/ml; p <0.001). Cord leptin was significantly higher in females than males (6.9 ± 6.3 vs. 3.9 ± 3.6 ng/ml respectively; p <0.001), and correlated with maternal leptin (r = 0.24; p = 0.001), gestational age (r = 0.54; p <0.001), and birth weight (r = 0.56; p <0.001). Neonatal leptin at the 4(th) day significantly correlated with percent weight loss in the first four days of life. These observations shed light on the origin of cord leptin and on the role of leptin in postnatal weight loss. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.
Perrone L., Giuffre M., D'Alfonso C., Carbone M.T., Presta G., Di Toro A., et al. (2000). Postnatal weight change is influenced by mother-newborn pair leptin levels. NUTRITION RESEARCH, 20(11), 1531-1536 [10.1016/S0271-5317(00)00237-2].
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Nutrition Research 2000.pdf

Solo gestori archvio

Tipologia: Post-print
Dimensione 238 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
238 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/432675
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 0
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 1
social impact