TABLE 2

Cross-sectional study: Spearman’s correlation coefficients between leptin soluble leptin-receptor sOB-R and the other measured hormones (FT, E2, IGF-1, and IGFBP-3)

LeptinsOB-RInsulinCortisolFTE2IGF-1
sOB-R−0.34*
Insulin0.36*−0.11
Cortisol−0.190.27*0.20
FT−0.49*0.080.130.30*
E20.48*−0.090.04−0.140.50*
IGF-1−0.04−0.060.160.230.07−0.14
IGFBP-3−0.04−0.09−0.040.03−0.010.030.52*
  • *

    * Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (two-tailed);

  • correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (two-tailed).