Table 2

Correlation of plasma leptin, leptin soluble receptor (sOB-R), and sOB-R:Leptin ratio with body composition measurements as absolute values or as percentage of total weight in term infants

Leptin ng/mL

Leptin soluble receptor ng/mL

sOB-R:Leptin molar ratio


Absolute measurements

Bone

-0.32†

0.20

-0.21

Lean

-0.43*

0.17

-0.34†

Fat

0.16

0.47*

0.38†

As percentage of total weight

Bone

-0.33†

-0.16

-0.33†

Lean

-0.50*

-0.33†

-0.66*

Fat

0.52*

0.31

0.66*


Pearson correlation with 2 tailed significance: * p ≤ 0.01, † p ≤ 0.05

Koo et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:11   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-11

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