What happens to adiponectin, resistin and apelin-12 in colorectal adenomas? A cross sectional study.

oguz dikbasMustafa Sait Gonen


BackgroundColorectal adenomas are precancerous neoplastic lesions which may potentially differentiate to the colorectal carcinoma. We investigated whether adiponectin, resistin and apelin 12 serum levels might change in case of colorectal neoplasia. Aims In this study we intended to determine relationship between serum levels of adiponectin, resistin, apelin-12 and presence of colorectal adenoma using case-control approach. Methods Patients undergoing screening colonoscopy in the Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical Faculty Gastroenterology Polyclinics between years 2010 and 2013 were selected for study. Results In this study there were not any difference between groups according to age, body mass index, waist circumference and mean arterial blood pressure (all p>0.05). Adiponectin, resistin and apelin-12 serum levels were not statistically different between groups (p=0.642, p=0.890, p=0.618; respectively). On the other side: Serum apelin-12 levels were found to be statistically higher in patients with severe dysplastic adenoma group compared to both non-dysplastic and without adenoma groups (p=0.014). There was a negative correlation between the number of colorectal adenomas and serum adiponectin levels (p=0.035, r=-0.41)....Continue Reading

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