Gut Hormones, Appetite Suppression and Cachexia in Patients with Pulmonary TB

@inproceedings{Chang2013GutHA,
  title={Gut Hormones, Appetite Suppression and Cachexia in Patients with Pulmonary TB},
  author={Suzanne W. Chang and William S. Pan and Daniel F. Lozano Beltran and Lizet Oleyda Baldelomar and Marco A. Solano and Iskra Tuero and Jon S Friedland and Faustino Torrico and Robert H. Gilman},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Cachexia is a hallmark of pulmonary tuberculosis and is associated with poor prognosis. A better understanding of the mechanisms behind such weight loss could reveal targets for therapeutic intervention. The role of appetite-regulatory hormones in tuberculosis is unknown. METHODS AND FINDINGS 41 subjects with newly-diagnosed pulmonary TB (cases) were compared to 82 healthy controls. We measured appetite, body mass index (BMI), % body fat (BF), plasma peptide YY (PYY), leptin… CONTINUE READING
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