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Table 2 Correlation coefficients of leptin as well as BDNF with other parameters, in all subjects

From: Measurement of the levels of leptin, BDNF associated with polymorphisms LEP G2548A, LEPR Gln223Arg and BDNF Val66Met in Thai with metabolic syndrome

Variables Leptin BDNF
Leptin 1 0.021
BDNF 0.021 1
Age 0.233** -0.280**
Glucose 0.097 -0.059
Insulin 0.152* -0.127
TG 0.236** 0.127
HDL-C -0.214** -0.057
Systolic BP 0.358** -0.018
Diastolic BP 0.199** -0.015
BMI 0.383** 0.036
Waist/Hip ratio 0.301** 0.027
WC 0.293** 0.052
AC 0.408** 0.314**
TSF 0.516** 0.224**
  1. Abbreviation: BDNF Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, TG triglyceride,
  2. HDL-C high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, BMI Body mass index, WC waist circumference, AC arm circumference, TSF triceps skin-fold thickness.
  3. Significant levels;* = p < 0.05 by Spearman’s rank correlation (2-tailed).
  4. **= p < 0.01 by Spearman’s rank correlation (2-tailed).