Plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor in women after bariatric surgery: a pilot study

Zaher O. Merhi, Howard Minkoff, Geralyn M. Lambert-Messerlian, Jerzy Macura, Joseph Feldman, David B. Seifer

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Abstract

Eighteen morbidly obese women had plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) measured before bariatric surgery and 3 months postoperatively. We analyzed plasma BDNF levels in all the participants then subdivided according to menopausal status and type of surgery. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor decreased significantly in all the participants and in the premenopausal group when looked at in isolation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1544-1548
Number of pages5
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume91
Issue number4 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

Keywords

  • BDNF
  • Obesity
  • bariatric surgery
  • surgical weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Merhi, Z. O., Minkoff, H., Lambert-Messerlian, G. M., Macura, J., Feldman, J., & Seifer, D. B. (2009). Plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor in women after bariatric surgery: a pilot study. Fertility and sterility, 91(4 SUPPL.), 1544-1548. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.09.032