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Aboutaleb N, Zarrati M, Cheshmazar E, Shokouhi Shoormasti R, Razmpoosh E, Nasirinezhad F. Association between the circulating leptin levels and the biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation among Iranian overweight and obese adults . Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2017; 31 (1) :472-477
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4288-en.html
Physiology Research Center and Physiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , nasirinezhad.f@iums.ac.ir
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Background: Oxidative stress in obese people is an important pathogenic mechanism of an obesity-associated metabolic syndrome. We evaluated the association between circulating leptin levels with biomarkers of oxidative stress in overweight and obese participants.
   Methods: This study was performed on 189 overweight and obese people aged 18-60 years old. Serum leptin, superoxide dismutase (SOD), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), homocysteine (Hcy), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and amyloid A (SAA) concentrations were measured. Pearson correlation and multiple linear regressions were used to assess the relationships.
   Results: We found that among the biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation in participants, serum hs-CRP and SAA were positively correlated with BMI (β=0.003, P<0.001 and β=7.83, P<0.001, respectively). This relationship remained significant even after controlling other oxidative stress and inflammatory indicators (β=0.003, p<0.001 for hs-CRP), but this association disappeared for SAA. In addition, serum hs-CRP was positively correlated with leptin (β=0.001, p=0.003). Regression analysis showed that there was no association between serum Hcy, SAA, TBARS and SOD with serum leptin concentrations
   Conclusion: Overall, the current study demonstrated that serum hs-CRP and SAA levels were independently correlated with BMI. Furthermore, serum hs-CRP was positively correlated with leptin. Focusing on such strategies may lead to promises for alleviating obesity and its co-morbidities.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nutrition

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