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Table 2 Leptin, soluble leptin receptor (Ob-Re), cortisol concentrations and free leptin index (FLI) in the umbilical cord and in newborns on the 4th day of life

From: Cortisol, leptin and free leptin index (FLI) in newborns in the first days of life and their importance for body weight programming

ParameterUmbilical cord bloodNewborns’ bloodp-value
Leptin (ng/ml)10.37 ± 6.353.44 ± 1.30p < 0.0001
Ob-Re (ng/ml)4.44 ± 3.1115.00 ± 5.67p < 0.0001
FLI2.91 ± 2.690.26 ± 0.14p < 0.0001
Cortisol (nmol/L)325.01 ± 226.45107.26 ± 81.35p < 0.0001
  1. Data expressed as mean ± SD
  2. FLI = Leptin/Ob-Re