Relation between leptin and body fat distribution in menopausal status

P. A. Martínez-Carpio, C. Fiol, I. Hurtado, C. Arias, E. Ruiz, P. Orozco, A. Corominas

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We examined the serum concentrations of leptin in a homogeneous group of 52 postmenopausal mediterranean women, calculating body fat mass distribution by waist-to-hip circumference ratio (WHR) and other anthropometric measurements. Significant correlations were found between leptin and weight (r=0.59), Body Mass Index (BMI)(r=0.56), Conicity Index (CI)(r=0.49) and all circumferences measured: chest (r=0.55), waist (0.61) and hip (r=0.65), but not between leptin and WHR. Leptin levels does not seem to be influenced by fat mass distribution (android or gynoid type) while weight gain over life appears to be related with the hormone concentration when menopausal status is well established.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-308
JournalJournal of Physiology and Biochemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003


  • Anthropometry
  • Body fat distribution
  • Leptin
  • Menopause


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