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Table 2 Correlation of plasma leptin, leptin soluble receptor (sOB-R), and sOB-R:Leptin ratio with body composition measurements as absolute values or as percentage of total weight in term infants

From: Developmental variations in plasma leptin, leptin soluble receptor and their molar ratio in healthy infants

  Leptin ng/mL Leptin soluble receptor ng/mL sOB-R:Leptin molar ratio
Absolute measurements
Bone -0.32† 0.20 -0.21
Lean -0.43* 0.17 -0.34†
Fat 0.16 0.47* 0.38†
As percentage of total weight
Bone -0.33† -0.16 -0.33†
Lean -0.50* -0.33† -0.66*
Fat 0.52* 0.31 0.66*
  1. Pearson correlation with 2 tailed significance: * p ≤ 0.01, † p ≤ 0.05