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Serum leptin concentrations in patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and non-specific eating disorders correlate with the body mass index but are independent of the respective disease.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical endocrinology
Publication Date
Volume
46
Issue
3
Pages
289–293
Identifiers
PMID: 9156037
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Serum leptin levels in three groups of patients affected by severe eating disorders are not related to the specific pathology but are correlated with the individual BMI. The analysis of leptin values may be a useful index of assessing the adipose tissue stores in the clinical setting, but will be of no help for diagnosis nor prognosis of severe eating disorders.

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