Ece Yiğit
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Ilknur Sayar
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medipol University, İstanbul, Turkey
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
Received: 13 January 2023 / Revised: 1 February 2023 / Accepted: 2 February 2023 / Published: 30 June 2023


Introduction and aim. Serum ceruloplasmin level may be a biomarker associated with obesity and cardiovascular risk. We aimed to evaluate the effect of body weight lost by diet and exercise program on metabolic parameters and serum ceruloplasmin levels in obese patients.

Material and methods. A total of 120 obese patients with BMI ≥30 kg/m2 were enrolled in a 16-week balanced diet program with the goal of losing 10% or more of body weight while maintaining a daily energy deficit of 500-1000 kcal/day.

Results. Mean weights of the patients decreased from 93.2±15.1 kg to 83.2±13.1 kg (p<0.001) and mean BMI decreased from 35.8±5.6 kg/m2 to 31.9±4.9 kg/m2 (p<0.001). Mean ceruloplasmin decreased from 25.2±4.7 mg/dL to 23.6±4.9 mg/dL (p<0.001), mean total cholesterol from 191.8±37.1 mg/dL to 153.8±28.7 mg/dL (p<0.001), mean LDL from 120.3±31.4 mg/dL to 91.1±27.7 mg/dL (p<0.001) and mean fasting blood glucose from 108.2±35 mg/dL to 103.3±81.1 mg/dL (p<0.001). There was a statistically significant and weak correlation between the change in ceruloplasmin and the change in BMI (p=0.016, R=0.233). There was a statistically significant and weak correlation between ceruloplasmin change and weight change (p=0.010, R=0.251).

Conclusion. Obese patients’ serum ceruloplasmin levels were found to decrease with weight loss.



Yigit E, Sayar I. The effect of weight loss on serum ceruloplasmin levels in obese patients. Eur J Clin Exp Med. 2023;21(2):261–265. doi: 10.15584/ejcem.2023.2.5.

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