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Vol. 54, No. 4, 2000
Issue release date: 2000
Section title: Original Paper
Horm Res 2000;54:192–197
(DOI:10.1159/000053258)

Increased Bone Mineral Density and Serum Leptin in Non-Obese Girls with Precocious Pubarche: Relation to Low Birthweight and Hyperinsulinism

Ibáñez L.a · Potau N.b · Ong K.c · Dunger D.B.c · De Zegher F.d
aEndocrinology Unit, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, University of Barcelona; bHormonal Laboratory, Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain; cDepartment of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge, UK; dDepartment of Paediatrics, University of Leuven, Belgium

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: June 22, 2001
Issue release date: 2000

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 1663-2818 (Print)
eISSN: 1663-2826 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/HRP

Abstract

Background: Hyperinsulinism and hyperandrogenism have the capacity to increase bone mineral density (BMD) and serum leptin, independently of body fat mass. We therefore assessed lumbar BMD and serum leptin in girls with the sequence of a low birthweight and precocious pubarche (PP) in childhood, in whom hyperinsulinism and hyperandrogenism have been described. Methods: Fifty-two non-obese PP girls were studied (age range 6.9–14.9 years). Serum leptin was also measured in 42 control girls, matched for age, body mass index and pubertal stage. Results: BMD SDS, measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, was elevated in PP girls compared to the population reference (0.39 ± 0.18 SDS; p = 0.03) and bone age, assessed from hand radiographs, was significantly advanced compared to chronological age (1.2 ± 0.1 years; p < 0.0005). Conclusion: Compared to control girls, PP girls had higher leptin levels for degree of body mass index (PP girls: 9.4 ± 0.6 ng/ml; controls: 7.8 ± 0.6 ng/ml; p = 0.01). In PP girls, serum leptin was inversely related to birthweight (r = –0.32, p = 0.01) and positively related to free androgen index (FAI) (r = 0.71, p < 0.0005). BMD SDS was also inversely related to birthweight (r = –0.26, p < 0.05) and positively related to serum leptin (r = 0.42, p < 0.05), FAI (r = 0.45, p < 0.05) and mean serum insulin during oral glucose tolerance testing (MSI) (r = 0.59, p < 0.0005). In multiple regression, MSI was the strongest determinant of BMD SDS (β = 0.50, p = 0.002). In conclusion, elevated BMD and serum leptin in non-obese PP girls were related to degrees of low birthweight, hyperinsulinism and hyperandrogenism. The characteristic hyperinsulinism of PP girls is proposed to be the key variable in this constellation.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: June 22, 2001
Issue release date: 2000

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 1663-2818 (Print)
eISSN: 1663-2826 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/HRP


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