Lack of association between changes in plasma leptin concentration and in food intake during the menstrual cycle

G. Paolisso, M. R. Rizzo, G. Mazziotti, M. Rotondi, M. R. Tagliamonte, G. Varricchio, C. Carella, M. Varricchio

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Abstract

Background Changes in plasma leptin concentration and food intake occur during the menstrual cycle; because leptin regulates food intake, one could hypothesize that changes in plasma leptin concentration and in food intake are associated throughout the menstrual cycle. However, no data have ever been provided to support such a relationship. The aim of our study was to investigate, during the different phases of the menstrual cycle, (a) the changes in plasma leptin concentration and, if such changes were demonstrated, (b) the 1 potential relationship between the changes in plasma leptin concentration and food intake. Design The study was designed as an observational study. The plasma leptin concentration was determined in 16 healthy, young women during different phases of the menstrual cycle. At the same time, the basal metabolic rate (BMR), respiratory quotient (RQ) and food intake (FI) were also determined. Results The plasma leptin concentration increased throughout the menstrual cycle (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-495
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dental Research
Volume79
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Keywords

  • Basal metabolic rate
  • Food intake
  • Leptin
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Progesterone
  • Respiratory quotient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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Paolisso, G., Rizzo, M. R., Mazziotti, G., Rotondi, M., Tagliamonte, M. R., Varricchio, G., Carella, C., & Varricchio, M. (2000). Lack of association between changes in plasma leptin concentration and in food intake during the menstrual cycle. Journal of Dental Research, 79(4), 490-495.