Ghrelin in Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

  title={Ghrelin in Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome},
  author={Leena Pulkkinen and Olavi H Ukkola and Marjukka Kolehmainen and Matti Uusitupa},
  booktitle={International journal of peptides},
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of related risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease. Obesity, which has become a global public health problem, is one of the major risk factors for development of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Obesity is a complex disease, caused by the interplay between environmental and genetic factors. Ghrelin is one of the circulating peptides, which stimulates appetite and regulates energy balance, and thus is one of the candidate… CONTINUE READING
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