Effects of age, malnutrition and refeeding on the expression and secretion of ghrelin.

@article{Schneider2008EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of age, malnutrition and refeeding on the expression and secretion of ghrelin.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Michel Schneider and Rima Al-Jaouni and C{\'e}line Caruba and Jean -François Giudicelli and Kamel Arab and Florence Suavet and Patr{\'i}cia Jaguaribe Ferrari and Isabelle Mothe-Satney and E Van Obberghen and Xavier A H{\'e}buterne},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={724-31}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Anorexia is frequent in the malnourished elderly. We studied the effects of age, nutritional status and refeeding on the expression and secretion of the orexigenic peptide ghrelin. METHODS Four groups were prospectively enrolled: 11 undernourished elderly (80+/-6 y, BMI: 17.4+/-1.9 [Mean+/-SD]), nine well-nourished elderly (76+/-9 y, 23.5+/-2.0), 10 undernourished young (26+/-6 y, 15.1+/-1.9) and 10 well-nourished young (34+/-8 y, 22.2+/-2.7). Fasting and postprandial plasma… CONTINUE READING

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