Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, November 14th, 2005
Researchers in Germany conducted a study "to examine the determinants of adiponectin levels in 23 women with anorexia nervosa (mean BMI 15.0±1.2) and 43 healthy normal weight females (mean BMI 22.3±2.3; cross-sectional design) as well as after six and twelve weeks of weight gain in subgroups of 18 and 11 anorectic patients (mean weight gain 5.8 kg; longitudinal design). Plasma adiponectin and leptin concentrations were measured and their relationships to body composition (fat mass by bioelectrical impedance analysis and anthropometrics),...
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