Alterations of serum leptin levels in patients with nonalcoholic liver cirrhosis


KAYACETIN E., KISAKOL G., Gonen S. , DIKBAS O., GUNGOR K., KAYACETIN S., ...Daha Fazla

ENDOCRINOLOGIST, cilt.16, ss.61-63, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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In liver cirrhosis, nutritional status is quite impaired, and the current data has shown conflicting results in serum leptin levels of cirrhotic patients. In this study, we aimed to evaluate serum leptin levels in nonalcoholic liver cirrhosis and determine its relationship with anthropometric parameters and liver function. Thirty-three patients (13 males, 20 females) with nonalcoholic cirrhosis and 16 (9 males, 7 females) healthy control subjects were recruited for this study. Serum leptin values were measured in morning samples of both groups by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The mean levels of leptin were not different in nonalcoholic cirrhotic patients when compared with the control group (P = 0.478). Serum leptin values were positively correlated with prothrombin (international normalized ratio) (P = 0.008, r = 0.64) and total bilirubin (P = 0.047, r = 0.488) and were negatively correlated with high-density lipoprotein (P = 0.025, r = 0.666) and albumin (P = 0.009, r = 0.615). No correlation was found between leptin levels and severity of the liver disease. These findings suggest leptin levels do not depend on the degree of liver damage in patients with nonalcoholic cirrhosis of the liver.