Acute effects of ghrelin administration on glucose and lipid metabolism.

  title={Acute effects of ghrelin administration on glucose and lipid metabolism.},
  author={Esben Thyssen Vestergaard and Christian Born Djurhuus and Jakob Gjedsted and S. -O. Nielsen and Niels M\oller and Jens Juul Holst and Jens Otto Lunde J\orgensen and Ole Schmitz},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={93 2},
CONTEXT Ghrelin infusion increases plasma glucose and nonesterified fatty acids, but it is uncertain whether this is secondary to the concomitant release of GH. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to study direct effects of ghrelin on substrate metabolism. DESIGN This was a randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled two-period crossover study. SETTING The study was performed in a university clinical research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Eight healthy men aged 27.2 +/- 0.9 yr with a body mass… CONTINUE READING