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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464548/leptin-involvement-in-primary-brain-and-pituitary-tumors-therapeutic-potential-prognostic-value-and-proposed-diagnostic-application
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Christos Bikis, Theodora Tzanavari, Krystallenia I Alexandraki, Stamatios Theocharis
Brain tumors are associated with increased mortality and morbidity and are the most common cancer type in children and young adults. The present review focuses on the interplay between leptin, the most extensively studied adipokine, and the onset, development, and treatment of primary brain and intracranial tumors. The two main mechanisms for increased leptin levels in intracranial tumor survivors, leptin resistance caused by hypothalamic damage, or secondary to obesity, are discussed. The contradicting mechanistic observations on leptin being able to both promote tumorinogenesis (e...
February 20, 2018: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445241/is-early-life-exposure-to-polyomaviruses-and-herpesviruses-associated-with-obesity-indices-and-metabolic-traits-in-childhood
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Marianna Karachaliou, Silvia de Sanjose, Tim Waterboer, Theano Roumeliotaki, Maria Vassilaki, Katerina Sarri, Vasiliki Leventakou, Marina Vafeiadi, Georgia Chalkiadaki, Eftichia Stiakaki, Angelika Michel, Michael Pawlita, Manolis Kogevinas, Leda Chatzi
BACKGROUND: Evidence for an infectious origin of obesity is emerging. We explored whether common viruses were associated with obesity and metabolic traits. METHODS: We used cross-sectional (n = 674) and prospective (n = 440) data from children participating at the 4 and 6 years of age follow-up in the Rhea birth cohort. Presence of IgG antibodies to ten polyomaviruses (BKPyV, JCPyV, KIPyV, WUPyV, HPyV6, HPyV7, TSPyV, MCPyV, HPyV9, and HPyV10) and four herpesviruses (EBV, CMV, HSV-1, and HSV-2) were measured at age 4...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412799/correlation-between-serum-leptin-and-its-gene-expression-to-the-anthropometric-measures-in-overweight-and-obese-children
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Maha K Eldosouky, Azza M Abdu Allah, Abeer AbdElmoneim, Najat Saaeid Al-Ahmadi
Obesity is a multifactor disorder with evidence supporting the role of the genetic factor in its etiology. The present study evaluates the relationship between leptin G2548A (rs7799039) and leptin receptors (Gln223Arg (rs1137101) genotyping and its leptin level and the risk of childhood obesity. This case-control study was conducted on 168 overweight and obese Saudi children and 126 non obese one served as control. Fasting insulin, leptin, blood glucose, lipid profile levels were measured. HOMA- IR, and BMI were assessed...
January 31, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410008/changes-in-eating-behavior-and-plasma-leptin-in-children-with-obesity-participating-in-a-family-centered-lifestyle-intervention
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Tamara R Cohen, Tom J Hazell, Catherine A Vanstone, Celia Rodd, Hope A Weiler
The goal of childhood obesity lifestyle interventions are to positively change body composition, however it is unknown if interventions also modulate factors that are related to energy intake. This study aimed to examine changes in eating behaviors and plasma leptin concentrations in overweight and obese children participating in a 1-year family-centered lifestyle intervention. Interventions were based on Canadian diet and physical activity (PA) guidelines. Children were randomized to 1 of 3 groups: Control (Ctrl; no intervention), Standard treatment (StnTx: 2 servings milk and alternatives/day (d), 3x/wk weight-bearing PA), or Modified treatment (ModTx: 4 servings milk and alternatives/day; daily weight-bearing PA)...
February 2, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382185/genetic-variations-in-sweet-taste-receptor-gene-are-related-to-chocolate-powder-and-dietary-fiber-intake-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Marina B Pioltine, Maria Edna de Melo, Aritânia S Santos, Alisson D Machado, Ariana E Fernandes, Clarissa T Fujiwara, Cintia Cercato, Marcio C Mancini
Childhood obesity is a major public health problem. It has a direct impact on the quality of life of children and adolescents, as well as on their future risk of developing chronic diseases. Dietary patterns rich in fats and sugars and lacking dietary fibers, vitamins, and minerals, as well as lack of physical exercise have been associated with the rise of obesity prevalence. However, factors that contribute to the preference for foods rich in these nutrients are not well established. Taste is recognized as an important predictor of food choices, and polymorphisms in taste-related genes may explain the variability of taste preference and food intake...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364525/intestinal-parasites-associations-with-intestinal-and-systemic-inflammation
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Gerardo A Zavala, Olga P García, Mariela Camacho, Dolores Ronquillo, Maiza Campos-Ponce, Colleen Doak, Katja Polman, Jorge L Rosado
AIMS: Evaluate associations between intestinal parasitic infection with intestinal and systemic inflammatory markers in school-aged children with high rates of obesity. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma concentrations of CRP, leptin, TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-10 were measured as systemic inflammation markers and count of stool leukocytes as marker of intestinal inflammation in 291 children (6-10y). Intestinal parasitic infection was measured by stool examination. Logistic regression analyses were performed to determine the odds of having high inflammatory markers for each parasite or group of parasites as compared to parasite-free children while adjusting for sex, age, mother educational level and % of body fat...
January 24, 2018: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346793/epicardial-fat-thickness-in-non-obese-neurologically-impaired-children-association-with-unfavorable-cardiometabolic-risk-profile
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Valeria Calcaterra, Hellas Cena, Pietro Mariano Casali, Gianluca Iacobellis, Riccardo Albertini, Mara De Amici, Annalisa de Silvestri, Calogero Comparato, Gloria Pelizzo
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular risk is reported in disabled children and epicardial fat (EF) is considered an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). No data on the EF thickness (EFT) evaluation in disabled children have been published. OBJECTIVE: We investigated EFT in neurologically impaired (NI) children; its relationship with their metabolic profile was also considered. METHODS: Clinical data, body composition estimation, biochemical profile, and ultrasound-measured EFT were performed in 32 disabled patients (12...
January 18, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324697/association-between-fetal-adipokines-and-child-behavioral-problems-at-preschool-age-the-hokkaido-study-on-environment-and-children-s-health
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Machiko Minatoya, Sachiko Itoh, Atsuko Araki, Naomi Tamura, Keiko Yamazaki, Chihiro Miyashita, Reiko Kishi
Studies have suggested associations between maternal obesity and mental health problems of their children. However, the underlying mechanism is largely unknown. A possible mechanism can be via inflammatory states and the other possible mechanism is metabolic hormone-induced programming. Cross-talk between adipokines, including inflammatory cytokines and metabolic hormones secreted from adipose tissue and the central nervous system needs to be further investigated to elucidate the mechanism. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the association between fetal adipokine levels and child behavioral problems at preschool age...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320782/thyroid-hormone-status-in-overweight-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Christian Langrock, Johannes Hebebrand, Katharina Radowksi, Eckard Hamelmann, Thomas Lücke, Martin Holtmann, Tanja Legenbauer, Börge Schmidt, Mirjam Frank, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Thomas Reinehr
BACKGROUND: There is an ongoing discussion whether thyroid hormones are involved in the development and course of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Since obesity is associated with both higher thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free triiodothyronine (fT3) concentrations and increased rates of ADHD, we hypothesized that overweight children with ADHD show higher TSH and fT3 concentrations compared to overweight children without ADHD. METHODS: TSH, fT3, fT4, and leptin levels were analyzed in 230 children (60...
January 10, 2018: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318945/relationship-between-obesity-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-is-there-a-role-of-hepcidin
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Ertan Sal, Idil Yenicesu, Nurullah Celik, Hatice Pasaoglu, Bulent Celik, Ozge Tugce Pasaoglu, Zühre Kaya, Ulker Kocak, Orhun Camurdan, Aysun Bideci, Peyami Cinaz
OBJECTIVES: Iron deficiency is common in obese children although the underlying mechanism is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between iron parameters, leptin, hepcidin and adiponectin levels in obese children. METHODS: A total of 237 children, ranging in age from 5 to 18 years, 180 with primary obesity and 57 healthy children and adolescents, were enrolled. Complete blood count, serum iron levels, iron-binding capacity, ferritin levels, leptin, hepcidin and adiponectin levels were studied...
January 10, 2018: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314270/association-of-leptin-with-disease-severity-and-inflammation-indicators-in-chinese-obese-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Wenlong Liu, Qingxiang Zeng, Lifeng Zhou, Renzhong Luo, Haipeng Dong
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of both obesity and allergic diseases in children has increased over the last several decades. However, the direct relationship between diverse allergic diseases and obesity has varied in different studies. Therefore, we aimed to examine the effect of obesity on the incidence and severity of allergic rhinitis (AR) and the possible key inflammation mediators during AR. METHODS: A total of 3,126 healthy students (without chronic diseases) were recruited from 14 randomly selected secondary schools in Guangzhou, China...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311637/loss-of-function-mutations-in-adcy3-cause-monogenic-severe-obesity
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Sadia Saeed, Amélie Bonnefond, Filippo Tamanini, Muhammad Usman Mirza, Jaida Manzoor, Qasim M Janjua, Sadia M Din, Julien Gaitan, Alexandra Milochau, Emmanuelle Durand, Emmanuel Vaillant, Attiya Haseeb, Franck De Graeve, Iandry Rabearivelo, Olivier Sand, Gurvan Queniat, Raphaël Boutry, Dina A Schott, Hina Ayesha, Muhammad Ali, Waqas I Khan, Taeed A Butt, Tuula Rinne, Connie Stumpel, Amar Abderrahmani, Jochen Lang, Muhammad Arslan, Philippe Froguel
Study of monogenic forms of obesity has demonstrated the pivotal role of the central leptin-melanocortin pathway in controlling energy balance, appetite and body weight 1 . The majority of loss-of-function mutations (mostly recessive or co-dominant) have been identified in genes that are directly involved in leptin-melanocortin signaling. These genes, however, only explain obesity in <5% of cases, predominantly from outbred populations 2 . We previously showed that, in a consanguineous population in Pakistan, recessive mutations in known obesity-related genes explain ~30% of cases with severe obesity3-5...
January 8, 2018: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246331/impact-of-severe-obesity-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-youth
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Gali Zabarsky, Cherise Beek, Emilia Hagman, Bridget Pierpont, Sonia Caprio, Ram Weiss
OBJECTIVE: To compare cardiovascular risk factor clustering (CVRFC) in severely obese youth with those with lower degrees of obesity. STUDY DESIGN: We divided a childhood obesity clinic derived cohort into the degrees of obesity (class I, II, and III) and added a "class IV" category corresponding to >160% of the 95th centile of body mass index (BMI) for age and sex. In a cross-sectional analysis, we investigated the presence of CVRFC in 2244 participants; in 621 who were followed longitudinally, we investigated the determinants of endpoint CVRFC...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237763/bisphenol-a-phthalate-metabolites-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-healthy-normal-weight-children
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Amalie Carlsson, Kaspar Sørensen, Anna-Maria Andersson, Hanne Frederiksen, Anders Juul
INTRODUCTION: Bisphenol A and several of the most commonly used phthalates have been associated with adverse metabolic health effects such as obesity and diabetes. Therefore, we analyzed these man-made chemicals in first morning urine samples from 107 healthy normal-weight Danish children and adolescents. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study. Participants were recruited as part of The COPENHAGEN Puberty Study. The subjects were evaluated by an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), a dualenergy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, direct oxygen uptake measurement during cycle ergometry, and fasting blood samples...
December 13, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223775/association-between-prenatal-bisphenol-a-and-phthalate-exposures-and-fetal-metabolic-related-biomarkers-the-hokkaido-study-on-environment-and-children-s-health
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Machiko Minatoya, Atsuko Araki, Chihiro Miyashita, Yu Ait Bamai, Sachiko Itoh, Jun Yamamoto, Yu Onoda, Kazuki Ogasawara, Toru Matsumura, Reiko Kishi
Bisphenol A and phthalates are widely detected in human urine, blood, breast milk, and amniotic fluid. Both bisphenol A and phthalates have been suggested as playing a role in obesity epidemics. Exposure to these chemicals during fetal development, and its consequences should be concerning because they can cross the placenta. Thus, this study aimed to assess the association between prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates, and cord blood metabolic-related biomarkers. Maternal serum was used during the first trimester, to determine prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212175/the-role-of-established-east-asian-obesity-related-loci-on-pediatric-leptin-levels-highlights-a-neuronal-influence-on-body-weight-regulation-in-chinese-children-and-adolescents-the-bcams-study
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Junling Fu, Ge Li, Lujiao Li, Jinhua Yin, Hong Cheng, Lanwen Han, Qian Zhang, Naishi Li, Xinhua Xiao, Struan F A Grant, Mingyao Li, Shan Gao, Jie Mi, Ming Li
Genome-wide association studies have identified multiple variants associated with adult obesity, mostly in European-ancestry populations. We aimed to systematically assess the contribution of key loci, which had been previously shown to be associated in East Asian adults, to childhood obesity, related adipokine profiles and metabolic traits in a Chinese pediatric population. Twelve single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) plus metabolic profiles and levels of five adipokines (leptin, adiponectin, resistin, fibroblast growth factor 21 and retinol binding protein 4) were evaluated in 3,506 Chinese children and adolescents aged 6-18...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205916/leptin-in-maternal-plasma-and-cord-blood-as-a-predictor-of-offspring-adiposity-at-5-years-a-follow-up-study
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Dorothy Marie Meyer, Christina Brei, Lynne Stecher, Daniela Much, Stefanie Brunner, Hans Hauner
OBJECTIVE: Perinatal leptin exposure may modulate the risk of adiposity in early childhood. In previous analyses, negative associations between maternal (32 weeks' gestation) and cord blood leptin and offspring body composition at 2 years were observed. METHODS: Associations between maternal/cord blood leptin were assessed with indirect (i.e., body weight, BMI percentiles, sum of 4 skinfold thicknesses), and direct (i.e., ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging in a subgroup) growth and adipose tissue (AT) measurements in 120 children aged 3 to 5 years...
December 3, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192796/the-effect-of-weight-loss-on-body-composition-serum-bone-markers-and-adipokines-in-prepubertal-obese-children-after-1-year-intervention
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Joanna Gajewska, Jadwiga Ambroszkiewicz, Witold Klemarczyk, Magdalena Chełchowska, Halina Weker, Katarzyna Szamotulska
Purpose/Aim: The influence of weight loss on bone turnover and bone quality in childhood remains controversial, but it may implicate interactions between adiposity and bone metabolism. Therefore, we studied the relationships between bone markers and adipokines during weight loss in obese children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We determined serum leptin, soluble leptin receptor, adiponectin, bone alkaline phosphatase (BALP), C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX-I), osteocalcin (OC), carboxylated-OC (Gla-OC), undercarboxylated-OC (Glu-OC), sclerostin, body composition, and bone mineral density (BMD) in 40 obese prepubertal children before and after therapy...
December 1, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172804/postpartum-maternal-adipokines-and-infant-weight-for-length-at-1%C3%A2-year-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes
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Alexis Shub, Leonid Churilov, Manisha Miranda, Harry M Georgiou, Martha Lappas
BACKGROUND: Maternal, cord blood and childhood adipokines have been associated with childhood obesity. We investigated whether postpartum maternal adipokines are associated with increased weight at 1 year of age in children of women with gestational diabetes (GDM). METHODS: Plasma leptin and adiponectin concentrations were measured in 160 women at approximately 12 weeks following pregnancy with GDM and compared to infant weight for length z-score at 1 year of age after adjustment for maternal and infant demographic variables...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166409/post-weaning-high-fat-diet-results-in-growth-cartilage-lesions-in-young-male-rats
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Samuel S Haysom, Mark H Vickers, Lennex H Yu, Clare M Reynolds, Elwyn C Firth, Sue R McGlashan
To determine if a high-fat diet (HF) from weaning would result in a pro-inflammatory state and affect joint cartilage, we fed male rats either HF or Chow diet post-weaning, and voluntary wheel exercise (EX) or cage only activity (SED) after 9 weeks of age. At 17 weeks body composition, plasma biomarkers and histomorphology scores of femoro-tibial cartilages of HF-SED, HF-EX, Chow-SED and Chow-EX groups were compared. Food intake and activity were not significantly different between groups. HF diet resulted in significantly higher weight gain, %fat, fat:lean ratio, and plasma leptin, insulin and TNFα concentrations, with significant interactions between diet and exercise...
2017: PloS One
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