Carbohydrate metabolism and its regulatory hormones in anorexia nervosa.

  title={Carbohydrate metabolism and its regulatory hormones in anorexia nervosa.},
  author={Regina C. Casper},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={62 1},
Findings of studies of carbohydrate metabolism in anorexia nervosa are reviewed. Topics covered included fasting blood sugar concentrations; serum insulin concentrations, insulin receptor binding activity, insulin sensitivity, and insulin resistance; plasma ketone bodies and free fatty acids; glucose tolerance tests; growth hormone, cortisol, intestinal hormones, and norepinephrine. Metabolic changes reported in anorexia nervosa are similar to those found in human and animal studies of states… CONTINUE READING