Longitudinal measures of ghrelin and leptin are associated with growth of Peruvian infants 6–14 months of age
Arsenault, J. E., Havel, P. J., de Romana, D. L., Penny, M. E., & Brown, K. H. (2006). Longitudinal measures of ghrelin and leptin are associated with growth of Peruvian infants 6-14 months of age. In , pp. A589–A589. .
Ghrelin and leptin are hormonal regulators of energy balance and therefore may be related to growth during infancy. As part of a zinc intervention trial, we measured plasma ghrelin, leptin, weight, length, and energy intake 3 times at 3-month intervals (T1,T2,T3) among 105 breast-fed infants aged 6–8 months initially who were at risk of stunting (length-for-age Z-score, LAZ