Grøntved, Anders2; Steene-Johannessen, Jostein2; Kynde, Iben3; Franks, Paul W2; Helge, Jørn Wulff3; Froberg, Karsten2; Anderssen, Sigmund A2; Andersen, Lars Bo2
1 Section of Systems Biology Research, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet2 unknown3 Section of Systems Biology Research, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet
In this study we examined the association between leptin and blood pressure in a population-based study of Danish and Norwegian children and adolescents. Because of the putative bidirectional relationship between leptin and adiposity we formally tested (i) the mediating effect of body mass index in the association between leptin and blood pressure, and (ii) the mediating effect of leptin in the association between body mass index and blood pressure.
Journal of Hypertension, 2011, Vol 29, Issue 6, p. 1093-100