Ghrelin and obestatin levels in severely obese women before and after weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

@article{Roth2009GhrelinAO,
  title={Ghrelin and obestatin levels in severely obese women before and after weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.},
  author={Christian L Roth and Thomas Reinehr and Guntram Schernthaner and H Kopp and Stefan Kriwanek},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={29-35}
}
BACKGROUND Ghrelin and obestatin are derived from the same gene but have different effects: Ghrelin stimulates appetite, and previous-albeit inconsistent-data show that obestatin may be involved in satiety. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery and/or the weight loss that reliably results from this procedure would alter levels of ghrelin and obestatin and ghrelin/obestatin ratios in a cohort of morbidly obese women. METHODS This is… CONTINUE READING