The association of plasma homocysteine levels with serum leptin and apolipoprotein B levels in childhood obesity


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NARIN F., ATABEK M., KARAKUKCU M., NARIN N., KURTOGLU S., GUMUS H., ...More

ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE, vol.25, no.3, pp.209-214, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.5144/0256-4947.2005.209
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-214
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

BACKGROUND: An elevated plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) level has recently been established as an independent risk factor for thrombosis and vascular disease. However, the relationship between hyperhomocysteinemia and cardiovascular disease and obesity remains controversial. The aim of the study was to investigate a possible relationship between plasma tHcy levels and measures of childhood obesity.