Ghrelin secretion in preterm neonates progressively increases and is refractory to the inhibitory effect of food intake.

@article{Bellone2006GhrelinSI,
  title={Ghrelin secretion in preterm neonates progressively increases and is refractory to the inhibitory effect of food intake.},
  author={Simonetta Bellone and Roberto Baldelli and Giorgio Radetti and Anna Rapa and Daniela Vivenza and Antonella Petri and Silvia Savastio and Mauro Zaffaroni and Fabio Broglio and Ezio Ghigo and G. Delgado Bona},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2006},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={
          1929-33
        }
}
CONTEXT Ghrelin, a natural GH secretagogue, is mainly characterized by nonendocrine activities such as orexigenic effect and modulation of the endocrine and metabolic response to variations in energy balance. Ghrelin levels have been reported to be negatively associated with insulin secretion, enhanced in anorexia, and reduced in obesity. Ghrelin levels in newborns were shown to be similar to those found in children and adults without any gender-related difference. OBJECTIVE The aim of this… CONTINUE READING
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