Changes in serum ghrelin concentration following biliopancreatic diversion for obesity.

@article{Adami2004ChangesIS,
  title={Changes in serum ghrelin concentration following biliopancreatic diversion for obesity.},
  author={Gian Franco Adami and Renzo Cordera and Gabriella Andraghetti and Giovanni Bruno Camerini and Giuseppe Maria Marinari and Nicola Scopinaro},
  journal={Obesity research},
  year={2004},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={684-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Ghrelin is a recently discovered hormone that is produced mainly by the stomach and that increases food intake in rodents and humans. It has been postulated that the weight loss after gastric bypass surgery for obesity might be related to changes in serum ghrelin concentration. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Serum leptin and ghrelin concentrations were measured in a group of obese patients before biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) and 2 and 12 months postoperatively. Insulin… CONTINUE READING

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