Correlation of Brain Neuropeptide (Nesfatin-1 and Orexin-A) Concentrations with Anthropometric and Biochemical Parameters in Malnourished Children.

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Kahraman F. U. , Vehapoglu A. , Ozgen I. T. , Terzioglu S. , Cesur Y. , Dundaroz R.

Journal of clinical research in pediatric endocrinology, vol.7, no.3, pp.197-202, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jcrpe.1930
  • Title of Journal : Journal of clinical research in pediatric endocrinology
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-202
  • Keywords: Underweight children, appetite regulation, nesfatin-1, orexin-A, BODY-MASS INDEX, FOOD-INTAKE, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, GLUCOSE, OBESE, HYPOTHALAMUS, ADOLESCENTS, RATS


Objective: Malnutrition continues to be a leading cause of stunted growth in many countries. This study aimed to investigate serum nesfatin-1 and orexin-A levels in underweight children and the potential correlations of these levels with anthropometric and nutritional parameters.