To evaluate the relationship between hyperleptinemia, obesity and gender in
males and females.
This was an observational study carried out at Shifa College of Medicine from
January 2007 to June 2007. Serum leptin levels of ninety five healthy male and
female subjects were measured. Height and weight was recorded and BMI was
then calculated. Leptin levels were measured by DRG Leptin (sandwich) ELISA
Serum leptin levels were significantly higher in the females (25.37±22.82 ng/ml)
as compared to the males (11.12±10.68 ng/ml). They were also higher in the
overweight and obese (BMI >25kg /m2) individuals (26.78±19.13 ng/ml) as
compared to the normal weight (BMI
Leptin, body mass index, obesity, adiposity, gender.