Serum leptin concentration and advanced gastrointestinal cancers: a case controlled study


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BOLUKBAS F., KILIC H., BOLUKBAS C., Gumus M., HOROZ M., TURHAL N., ...More

BMC CANCER, vol.4, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2407-4-29
  • Journal Name: BMC CANCER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Background: Serum leptin level is associated with appetite and energy expenditure in healthy individuals. We aimed to evaluate the serum leptin concentration and the other factors which may be associated with weight loss in patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer.