Opposite changes in the serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor in anorexia nervosa and obesity.

@article{Monteleone2004OppositeCI,
  title={Opposite changes in the serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor in anorexia nervosa and obesity.},
  author={Palmiero Monteleone and Alfonso Tortorella and Vassilis Martiadis and Cristina Serritella and Antonio Fuschino and Mario Maj},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={744-8}
}
OBJECTIVE A role for the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the regulation of eating behavior has been recently demonstrated. Therefore, the possibility exists that alterations in BDNF production and/or activity are involved in the pathophysiology of anorexia nervosa (AN) and obesity. METHODS We measured morning serum levels of BDNF in 22 women with AN, 24 women with obesity (body mass index [BMI] > 30 kg/m2), and 27 nonobese healthy women. All the subjects were drug-free and… CONTINUE READING

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