Lack of plasmic beta-endorphin response to a gastronomic meal in healthy humans.


In order to study the relationship between the endogenous opiate system and food intake in man, plasma concentrations of beta-endorphin were measured in ten healthy subjects. Time course of beta-endorphinemia was compared under the following conditions: basal (fasting), after an injection of pentagastrin (6 micrograms/kg), or after a gastronomic meal. No… (More)


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