Fasting plasma ghrelin levels reflect malnutrition state in patients with liver cirrhosis.

@article{Takahashi2006FastingPG,
  title={Fasting plasma ghrelin levels reflect malnutrition state in patients with liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Hiroya Takahashi and Akinobu Kato and Kana Onodera and Kazuyuki Suzuki},
  journal={Hepatology research : the official journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={117-23}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Ghrelin plays an important role in controlling the feeding and nutritional states by signaling hypothalamic centers. However, the role of ghrelin in cirrhotic patients in the malnutrition state remains unclear. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty-four patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) and 10 healthy controls (normal controls, NC) were enrolled… CONTINUE READING