Relationship of serum leptin to total and truncal body fat

Solin, Melina S., Ball, Madeleine J., Robertson, Iain, de Silva, Andrea, Pasco, Julie A., Kotowicz, Mark A., Nicholson, Geoff C. and Collier, Greg R. 1997, Relationship of serum leptin to total and truncal body fat, Clinical science, vol. 93, no. 6, pp. 581-584.


Title Relationship of serum leptin to total and truncal body fat
Author(s) Solin, Melina S.
Ball, Madeleine J.
Robertson, Iain
de Silva, Andrea
Pasco, Julie A.
Kotowicz, Mark A.
Nicholson, Geoff C.
Collier, Greg R.
Journal name Clinical science
Volume number 93
Issue number 6
Start page 581
End page 584
Total pages 4
Publisher Portland Press
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 1997
ISSN 0143-5221
1470-8736
Keyword(s) body fat distribution
dual energy X-ray absorptiometry
leptin
obesity
Summary 1. In this study we investigated the relationship between serum leptin levels and body fat distribution in a random sample of women of widely ranging age and body mass index. Anthropometry and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry were used to measure body fat and its distribution.

2. Leptin levels (log transformed) were not significantly correlated with age, but were significantly positively correlated (P < 0.001) with most anthropometric measures except waist-to-hip circumference ratio. The strongest correlations were with total grams of body fat and percentage body fat (r = 0.68 and 0.76 respectively, P < 0.001). When corrected for percentage body fat the partial correlation coefficients for all other measures became non-significant. The correlation with truncal body fat fell significantly from 0.66 to - 0.05 after correction, but the partial correlation with total body fat remained significant (P < 0.005) when grams of truncal fat were controlled for (r = 0.21).

3. These results indicate that the relationship of serum leptin to percentage body fat is the strongest, and that truncal body fat, although the most metabolically active, does not appear to have an independent association with serum leptin.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1997, Biochemical Society and The Medical Research Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042838

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Medicine
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