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Journal: International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences Research

Abstract: Aim:To study lipid profile and leptin levels in non-obese Libyan children with asthma

Materials and Methods:70 Libyan children from Pediatrics Department, Faculty of Medicine, Benghazi University, Benghazi, Libya were included for the present study from 2013 to 2014. Group I formed the normal control group N: 30 Children and Group II is 40 Libyan children with asthma. Their age group varied from 4 to 12 years old. Serum lipid profile and leptin were measured by routine standard methods. Results and discussion: The Libyan children with asthma showed an increase in serum total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Serum Leptin levels did not show marked changes between the two groups. The presence of hypercholesterolemia could be a triggering factor for generation of proinflammatory response in these children. Though leptin levels did not show marked response further studies may be necessary to study the role of leptin in obese asthmatic Libyan children. This paper tries to bring out the relationship between serum leptin and lipid levels in non-obese asthmatic Libyan children and relate it to serum leptin level.

Medical Sciences

International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences Research

Month: 08-2016 Issue: 8







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