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Nutrición Hospitalaria

versión impresa ISSN 0212-1611

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AGUILAR CORDERO, Mª J. et al. Study of the serum levels of leptin, ceruloplasmin and lipoprotein (a) as indicators of cardiovascular risk in a population of adolescents in Granada (Spain). Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.5, pp.1130-1133. ISSN 0212-1611.

Numerous studies have focused on establishing a relation between the serum values of biomolecules such as leptin, ceruloplasmin, and lipoprotein (a), and the nutritional state and levels of diastolic and systolic blood pressure in subjects with problems of overweight or obesity. However, in many cases, the results obtained have not been conclusive. The results of our study confirm the existence of a statistically significant association between the serum levels of these biomolecules, the nutritional state of the subjects, and levels of diastolic and systolic blood pressure. For the population of overweight and obese adolescents studied, the evaluation of the serum concentrations of these biomolecules was found to be an important instrument that could be used to identify those subjects with an elevated risk of suffering cardiovascular disorders basically derived from a hypertensive status.

Palabras clave : Leptin; Lipoprotein (a); Ceruloplasmin; Cardiovascular risk; Adolescents; Overweight.

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