Association of metabolic syndrome with reduced central serotonergic activity

  title={Association of metabolic syndrome with reduced central serotonergic activity},
  author={Roc{\'i}o Herrera-M{\'a}rquez and Jorge Hern{\'a}ndez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Julio Medina-Serrano and Alfonso Boyzo-Montes de Oca and Gabriel Manjarr{\'e}z-Guti{\'e}rrez},
  journal={Metabolic Brain Disease},
The aim of this study was to determine the differences between two groups of adolescents with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and normal controls in relation to brain serotonergic activity through intensity-dependent auditory-evoked potentials (IDAEPs) and plasma free fraction of L-tryptophan. Eighteen adolescents with MetS and thirteen controls were studied. Free fraction, bound and total plasma L-tryptophan, glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol, albumin and IDAEPs were determined… CONTINUE READING