Ghrelin modulates sympathetic nervous system activity and stress response in lean and overweight men.

@article{Lambert2011GhrelinMS,
  title={Ghrelin modulates sympathetic nervous system activity and stress response in lean and overweight men.},
  author={Elisabeth A Lambert and Gavin W. Lambert and Carolina Ika-Sari and T. A. Dawood and Katie K Lee and Reena Chopra and Nora E. Straznicky and Nina Eikelis and Sara Drew and Alan J. Tilbrook and John Morris Dixon and MurrayD. Esler and Markus P Schlaich},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={
          43-50
        }
}
Ghrelin is a growth hormone-releasing peptide secreted by the stomach with potent effects on appetite. Experimental and clinical studies indicate that ghrelin also influences cardiovascular regulation and metabolic function and mediates behavioral responses to stress. We investigated the effects of ghrelin on blood pressure (BP), sympathetic nervous system activity, and mental stress responses in lean (n=13) and overweight or obese (n=13) individuals. Subjects received an intravenous infusion… CONTINUE READING

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