Serum ghrelin and adiponectin levels are increased but serum leptin level is unchanged in low weight Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients.

Uzum A. K., Aydin M. M., Tutuncu Y., Omer B., Kiyan E., Alagol F.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.25, no.4, pp.364-369, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Weight loss and muscle wasting are common features reported in COPD patients and they are all related with systemic inflammation. In this study, the relationship between pulmonary functions and inflammatory and metabolic parameters in low weight COPD patients were investigated.