BACKGROUND: We investigated the relationships between body mass index (BMI), serum leptin and serum HDL-cholesterol. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out in 80 patients who did not have type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or high blood pressure. RESULTS: Both serum leptin and HDL-cholesterol serum levels correlated with BMI (r = 0.616 and r = -0.269, respectively), but when the BMI values were kept constant no correlation was found between serum leptin and HDL-cholesterol both in simple and in multiple regression. CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that serum leptin concentration is completely independent of lipid metabolism.
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