Reproducibility of serum leptin, insulin-like growth factor-I, and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 measurements.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Hormone research, Volume 69, Issue 5, p.295-300 (2008)


2008, Adult, Body Weight, Center-Authored Paper, Collaborative Data Services Core Facility, Fasting, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3, Insulin-Like Growth Factor I, Leptin, Male, Public Health Sciences Division, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Reproducibility of Results, Research Design, Shared Resources, Specimen Processing Core Facility


Many epidemiologic studies examine the effects of single measurements of hormones, including those related to obesity such as insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) or leptin, on disease associations; however, few studies have determined whether these single values accurately reflect measurements over time.