Obesity, voracity, and short stature: the impact of glutamate on the regulation of appetite

@article{Hermanussen2006ObesityVA,
  title={Obesity, voracity, and short stature: the impact of glutamate on the regulation of appetite},
  author={Michael Hermanussen and Ana Paula Garcia and Ms. Sunder and Mathias Voigt and Ver{\'o}nica Garc{\'i}a Salazar and Jes{\'u}s A. F. Tresguerres},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={60},
  pages={25-31}
}
Background:World-wide obesity has risen to alarming levels. We present experimental support for a new and very challenging hypothesis linking obesity, voracity, and growth hormone (GH) deficiency, to the consumption of elevated amounts of the amino-acid glutamate (GLU). Supraphysiological doses of GLU are toxic for neuronal cells.Methods:Human data were obtained from 807 592 German conscripts born between 1974 and 1978, and from 1 432 368 women of the German birth statistics (deutsche… CONTINUE READING
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