Body mass index influences plasma concentration of neuropeptide Y in healthy female volunteers: A pilot study
2003 (English)In: Gynecological Endocrinology, ISSN 0951-3590, Vol. 17, no 5, 409-412 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) was measured in plasma obtained from healthy female volunteers twice in the natural menstrual cycle or the hormonal cycle caused by oral contraceptives about 2 weeks apart. The ratio between the NPY plasma concentration in the second sample and the first sample was influenced negatively by body mass index (BMI). There were no differences in NPY plasma concentrations on comparing the first and second samples. Age and the use or non-use of oral contraceptives did not exert any influence. BMI might be a confounding factor when determining NPY in the plasma of healthy women.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 17, no 5, 409-412 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27913DOI: 10.1080/09513590312331290308Local ID: 12673OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-27913DiVA: diva2:248465