Atrial natriuretic factor increases in response to an acute glucose load.

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of an acute glucose load on circulating atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) levels. METHODS We investigated plasma ANF, glucose and insulin levels before and after intravenous administration of 50% D-glucose (300 mg/kg body weight) in healthy, normal volunteers. RESULTS In study group A (n = 30) plasma ANF was found to be… CONTINUE READING