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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem.2005.18.2.181
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-187

Abstract

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.