Table 2

Comparison of cancer and control groups based on gender

Cancer group (n = 44)

Control group (n = 25)


female (n = 15)

male (n = 29)

female (n = 13)

male (n = 12)


Leptin (ng/ml)

1.8 (0.2–12)

1.8 (0.1–10)

5.7 (2.3–13)*

2.5 (2–11.2)*

Body mass index (kg/m2)

22 (19–24)

21 (16–25)

24 (21–28)

25 (22–28)

Weight loss (kg)

9.1 (5.2–21)

8.8 (5.6–23.8)

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Data were reported as median and range. *p = 0.01

Bolukbas et al. BMC Cancer 2004 4:29   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-4-29

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