Effect of age and frailty on ghrelin and cholecystokinin responses to a meal test.

@article{SerraPrat2009EffectOA,
  title={Effect of age and frailty on ghrelin and cholecystokinin responses to a meal test.},
  author={Mateu Serra-Prat and E Palomera and P Clav{\'e} and Manuel Luis Puig-Domingo},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={1410-7}
}
BACKGROUND Ghrelin and cholecystokinin (CCK) are among the peripheral signals that regulate hunger and satiety. OBJECTIVE The objective was to assess whether ghrelin and CCK responses to a standard nutritional load are related to age and frailty. DESIGN Ghrelin, CCK, insulin, glucose, and 4-h visual analog hunger scale curves after a standard nutritional load test (380 kcal) were described and compared between 3 groups: old (>75 y) and frail persons (group A), old (>75 y) but nonfrail… CONTINUE READING
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