Longitudinal investigation of the relationship between breast milk leptin levels and growth in breast-fed infants

Dundar N., Anal O., Dundar B., Ozkan H., Caliskan S., Buyukgebiz A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.18, no.2, pp.181-187, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background. It has been shown that leptin is present in breast milk and human mammary epithelial cells are able to synthesize leptin. It has been suggested that leptin in human milk might be involved in the regulation of postnatal nutrition and growth.