Ghrelin and the short- and long-term regulation of appetite and body weight.

Abstract

Ghrelin, an acylated upper gastrointestinal peptide, is the only known orexigenic hormone. Considerable evidence implicates ghrelin in mealtime hunger and meal initiation. Circulating levels decrease with feeding and increase before meals, achieving concentrations sufficient to stimulate hunger and food intake. Preprandial ghrelin surges occur before every… (More)

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@article{Cummings2006GhrelinAT, title={Ghrelin and the short- and long-term regulation of appetite and body weight.}, author={David Cummings}, journal={Physiology & behavior}, year={2006}, volume={89 1}, pages={71-84} }