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In neonates both nutrients and regulatory factors are transferred from the mother to the suckling infant via milk. In the present work, it has been shown that human milk contains immunoreactive(More)
GH secretion in response to provocative stimuli is blunted in obese patients. On the other hand, increases in plasma free fatty acids (FFA) inhibit the GH response to a variety of stimuli, and FFA(More)
In obesity, there is a markedly decreased GH secretion. The diagnosis of GH deficiency (GHD) in adults is based on peak GH responses to stimulation tests. In the severely obese, peak GH levels after(More)
Leptin is a hormone secreted by the adipocytes to serve as a signal to the central nervous system to regulate energy homeostasis. Circulating leptin mainly reflects both total fat mass and the size(More)