Serum Bilirubin is Inversely Correlated with Body Mass Index

Annemarie Weißenbacher, Thomas Burtscher, Matthias Biebl, Heinz Zoller, Felix Aigner, Robert Sucher, Raimund Margreiter, Johann Pratschke & Robert Öllinger
Introduction: Bilirubin, end-product of heme-catabolism, is an antioxidant of physiological importance that experimentally has anti-atherogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. We hypothesized that obesity is associated with low serum bilirubin and that healthy hyperbilirubinemic individuals[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]