Comparison of serum and salivary ghrelin in healthy adults, morbidly obese, and patients with metastatic carcinoma.

@article{Benedix2011ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of serum and salivary ghrelin in healthy adults, morbidly obese, and patients with metastatic carcinoma.},
  author={Frank Benedix and Sabine Westphal and Robert Patschke and Claus Luley and Hans Lippert and Stephanie Wolff},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={
          1265-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND Ghrelin, a known orexigenic hormone, has been demonstrated to be produced and released by salivary glands. Obtaining saliva for metabolism studies would be preferable for patients since the procedure is non-invasive. METHODS The present study examined serum and salivary ghrelin levels in 41 morbidly obese subjects, 45 healthy controls, and 17 patients with metastatic carcinoma by using a commercial radioimmunoassay. RESULTS When comparing serum and salivary levels under fasting… CONTINUE READING