BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, vol.28, no.8, pp.3607-3612, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
Aim: Complex correlations exist between leptin, obesity and bone formation. Leptin is thought to affect growth and bone formation as well as osteoblastic and osteoclastic activities. Additionally, leptin increases bone mineral content. The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between serum leptin levels and osteoblastic and osteoclastic parameters and Bone Mineral Density (BMD) in children with exogenous obesity.