No changes in serum ghrelin levels in female patients with bulimia nervosa

@article{Nakazato2004NoCI,
  title={No changes in serum ghrelin levels in female patients with bulimia nervosa},
  author={Michiko Nakazato and Kenji Hashimoto and Akihiro Shiina and Hiroki Koizumi and Masaomi Iyo},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={1181-1184}
}
It has been reported that fasting plasma ghrelin levels may play a role in the pathophysiology of eating disorders. In this study, the authors examined whether serum levels of ghrelin were altered in the patients with bulimia nervosa (BN). We enrolled 18 female patients with BN, and 21 age-matched female controls for this study. Eating-related psychopathology, depressive symptoms were evaluated by using the Bulimic Investigatory Test, Edinburgh (BITE) and the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating… CONTINUE READING

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