Relationships between anthropometric measurements, leptin and IGF-1 levels in Turkish healthy newborns
Sacide Karakaş, Ayfer Metin Tellioğlu 1 * , Güzel Dişçigil, Aslıhan Büyüköztürk Karul, Münevver Kaynak
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1 Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Anatomi AD, Aydın, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Objective: The aim of the present study is to determine anthropometric measurements of a group of healthy newborns and evaluate their association with the serum levels of leptin and insulin-like growth factor 1(IGF-1).
Methods: Extremity lengths, skinfold thickness, body circumference measurements of 113 heathy newborns were taken by appropriate methods. Of the total 113 newborns, 55 were male and 58 were female. Serum leptin and IGF-1 levels were measured.
Results: Leptin levels had moderately positive correlations with body mass index (BMI), weight and suprailiac skinfold thickness (p<0.05). There was no significant relationship between anthropometric measurements and IGF-1 levels (p>0.05).
Conclusion: Anthropometric measurements of newborns will be of guidance for the growth and development of their future life.


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Article Type: Research Article

J Clin Exp Invest, 2015, Volume 6, Issue 3, 214-219

Publication date: 25 Oct 2015

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