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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 294

Serum leptin levels and peripheral arterial stiffness in patients with type 2 diabetes


1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medicaj University, Haikou, China

Date of Web Publication16-Sep-2019

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tcmj.tcmj_58_18

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Serum leptin levels and peripheral arterial stiffness in patients with type 2 diabetes. Tzu Chi Med J 2019;31:294

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Serum leptin levels and peripheral arterial stiffness in patients with type 2 diabetes. Tzu Chi Med J [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 17];31:294. Available from: http://www.tcmjmed.com/text.asp?2019/31/4/294/266927

Dear Editor,

The report on “Positive correlation of serum leptin levels and peripheral arterial stiffness (PAS) in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM)” is very interesting [1]. Lu et al. concluded that “The serum leptin level could be a predictor of PAS in type 2 DM patients [1].” In fact, the clinical relationship between serum leptin in DM is well described in the literature. Nevertheless, there are also other factors that might alter the serum leptin level, and this might be a limitation in using serum leptin as a clinical parameter in metabolic syndrome [2]. The underlying liver dysfunction is a good example [2] and this might be the big consideration in the setting with high prevalence of liver disease such as East and Southeast Asian counties.

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Lu CW, Lee CJ, Hou JS, Wu DA, Hsu BG. Positive correlation of serum leptin levels and peripheral arterial stiffness in patients with type 2 diabetes. Tzu Chi Med J 2018;30:10-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Leptin as an independent marker of metabolic syndrome. Tzu Chi Med J 2017;29:237.  Back to cited text no. 2
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