Cephalic phase of insulin secretion and food stimulation in humans: a new perspective.

@article{Bellisle1985CephalicPO,
  title={Cephalic phase of insulin secretion and food stimulation in humans: a new perspective.},
  author={France Bellisle and Jeanine Louis-Sylvestre and F Demozay and D Blazy and J-F Le Magnen},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={249 6 Pt 1},
  pages={E639-45}
}
Insulinemia and glycemia were measured at a 1-min interval at the hour of a lunch meal in human subjects. When no food was presented to naive subjects (n = 4), cyclic oscillations of insulinemia were found (period, 12-20 min; amplitude, 2.8-10.3 microU/ml). It is proposed that these spontaneous oscillations must be taken into consideration when evaluating the insulin response on cephalic contact with food stimuli; they might otherwise constitute a source of artifacts. Four subjects were then… CONTINUE READING