Ghrelin: a gut-brain hormone: effect of gastric bypass surgery.

@article{Geloneze2003GhrelinAG,
  title={Ghrelin: a gut-brain hormone: effect of gastric bypass surgery.},
  author={B Geloneze and Marcos Ant{\^o}nio Tambascia and Victor Fernando Pilla and Sylka Rodovalho Geloneze and Enrico M Repetto and Jos{\'e} Carlos Fr{\'i}as Pareja},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          17-22
        }
}
BACKGROUND Ghrelin is a newly recognized gastric hormone with orexigenic and adipogenic properties, produced primarily by the stomach. Ghrelin is reduced in obesity. Weight loss is associated with an increase in fasting plasma ghrelin. We assessed the effect of massive weight loss on plasma ghrelin concentrations and its correlation with serum leptin levels and the presence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in severely obese patients. METHODS A prospective study was conducted on 28 morbidly… CONTINUE READING
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