Vicente Barrios

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OBJECTIVE To study the influence of dietary intervention on plasma ghrelin levels in obese children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). Study design Prepubertal obese children (n=16) and 16 anorexic adolescents were studied at three different points: clinical diagnosis and after a reduction or recuperation of 25% and 50% of the initial BMI SD score.(More)
Values of IGF-I after extraction, its binding proteins, and the high affinity GH-binding protein (BP) are not well established in pediatric patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). We report data for IGF-I, IGFBP-1, and -3, and GHBP in 92 Spanish children with IDDM, separated according to pubertal stage: prepubertal (n = 49); pubertal onset(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to compare physical activity and biochemical markers with bone mineral acquisition in rhythmic gymnasts and ballet dancers. METHODS Weight, height, body mass index, nutritional intake, bone age and menstrual histories were analyzed in nine rhythmic gymnasts, twelve ballet dancers and fourteen controls. Bone mineral density (BMD) was(More)
The system KISS1-KISS1R is one of the main regulators of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis and constitutes a link between metabolism and reproduction through its interaction with leptin. The aim of this study was to clarify the possible utility of kisspeptin as a pubertal marker and/or the possible influence of nutritional status in kisspeptin levels.(More)
The mechanisms for controlling food intake involve mainly an interplay between gut, brain, and adipose tissue (AT), among the major organs. Parasympathetic, sympathetic, and other systems are required for communication between the brain satiety center, gut, and AT. These neuronal circuits include a variety of peptides and hormones, being ghrelin the only(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish mean plasma ghrelin levels during fetal life and childhood. Study design Cord blood was obtained at birth from premature (n=29) and full-term newborns (n=124). Fasting blood samples were taken from 224 normal subjects divided according to Tanner stage and sex. Ponderal index or body mass index was determined. Ghrelin; insulin-like(More)
Serum levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factors and their binding proteins (IGFs and IGFBPs, respectively) are changed in human neurodegenerative diseases of very different etiology, such as Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or cerebellar ataxia. However, the significance of these endocrine disturbances is not clear. We now report(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) To investigate normal circulating levels of leptin in children at various stages of pubertal maturation (Tanner stages) according to sex; and (2) to analyze serum leptin levels in pediatric patients with eating disorders (obesity, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa). STUDY DESIGN Fasting leptin levels were studied in normal healthy boys(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of gestational age and fetal growth restriction on the cord blood adipokine profile, IGF1, and ghrelin levels, and their relationship with glucose metabolism. STUDY DESIGN One hundred and ninety newborns (99 preterm and 91 full term) were studied and, according to their anthropometry at birth, classified as small (SGA)(More)
We have studied the GH-insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis in patients with anorexia nervosa at the time of diagnosis and at two points during weight recuperation. We report their spontaneous GH secretion and IGF-I, free IGF-I (fIGF-I), IGF-II, the IGF-binding proteins (IGFBP-1, IGFBP-2, and IGFBP-3), and GH-binding protein (GHBP) levels at the time of(More)