Rheumatology International

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 393–396

Is leptin a significant predictor of bone mineral density in postmenopausal Turkish women?

  • Serdar Oguz
  • Omer L. Tapisiz
  • Hakan Aytan
  • Ilker Gunyeli
  • Savas Erdem
  • Gorkem Tuncay
  • Umit Bilge
  • Leyla Mollamahmutoglu
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00296-008-0711-8

Cite this article as:
Oguz, S., Tapisiz, O.L., Aytan, H. et al. Rheumatol Int (2009) 29: 393. doi:10.1007/s00296-008-0711-8

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship between leptin and bone mineral density in postmenopausal Turkish women. A total of 122 healthy postmenopausal women were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Blood samples were obtained for analysis of serum leptin. Bone mineral density (BMD) was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at the lumbar spine, femoral neck and trochanter on the same day. Leptin levels was significantly correlated with BMD of L1–4 (P = 0.04), but not of femoral neck (P = 0.13), and trochanter (P = 0.39). However, Z scores of L1–4 (P = 0.009), femur neck (P = 0.009), and femur trochanter (P = 0.025) were positively correlated with leptin levels. In multiple linear regression analysis, leptin was not found to be a statistically significant independent predictor for BMD. Leptin was associated with BMD and Z scores at various body sites; however, it was not an independent predictor of BMD.

Keywords

LeptinBone mineral densityPostmenopauseBody mass indexTurkish women

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© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Serdar Oguz
    • 1
  • Omer L. Tapisiz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hakan Aytan
    • 1
  • Ilker Gunyeli
    • 1
  • Savas Erdem
    • 1
  • Gorkem Tuncay
    • 1
  • Umit Bilge
    • 1
  • Leyla Mollamahmutoglu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyDr. Zekai Tahir Burak Woman Health Education and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Turan Gunes BulvariAnkaraTurkey