ISSN: 1300-7777 E-ISSN: 1308-5263
Relationship Between Leptin Levels and Body Indexes in Patients with Haematologic Malignancy [Turk J Hematol]
Turk J Hematol. 2001; 18(3): 185-189

Relationship Between Leptin Levels and Body Indexes in Patients with Haematologic Malignancy

Rafet Mete1, İmdat Dilek2, Ekrem Algün3, Reha Erkoç4, Hayati Ayakta4, Cevat Topal4, Haluk Dülger5, Halis Aksoy4
1Department Of Internal Medicine, Medical Faculty, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey
2Department Of Haematology, Medical Faculty, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey
3Department Of Endocrinology, Medical Faculty, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey
4Department Of Nephrology, Medical Faculty, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey
5Department Of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey

Leptin is a recently found hormone regulating body weight. In human obesity, this weight-regulating hormone level is in a positive correlation with FMI (fat mass index) and BMI (body mass index). In this study, we aimed to investigate the relation between serum leptin levels and BMI, PF (percentage fat), LMI (lean mass ındex), FMI and some other parameters of patients with haematologic malignant diseases. Fourty-four patients with haematologic malignant diseases and 25 healthy control group were taken into the study. In the comparison, there were no significant difference between the PF and FMI values of both groups, while the mean BMI and LMI values of the control group were significantly higher than that of the patient group. There was a positive correlation between leptin levels and BMI and FMI among parameters studied in our control group, whereas we couldn’t demostrate any such correlation in patient group. We estimate that the alteration may be due to disturbances in the feed back mechanism developing in patient with haematologic malignancy.

Keywords: Leptin levels, Body indexes, Haematologic malignant diseases.


Rafet Mete, İmdat Dilek, Ekrem Algün, Reha Erkoç, Hayati Ayakta, Cevat Topal, Haluk Dülger, Halis Aksoy. Relationship Between Leptin Levels and Body Indexes in Patients with Haematologic Malignancy. Turk J Hematol. 2001; 18(3): 185-189, Türkiye


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