Plasma ghrelin concentrations are lower in binge-eating disorder.

  title={Plasma ghrelin concentrations are lower in binge-eating disorder.},
  author={Allan Geliebter and Marci E. Gluck and Sami A. Hashim},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={135 5},
Binge-eating disorder (BED), characterized by binge meals without purging afterward, is found in about 30% of obese individuals seeking treatment. The study objective was to ascertain abnormalities in hormones influencing appetite in BED, especially ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating peptide, which was expected to be elevated. Measurements were made of plasma insulin, leptin, glucagon, cholecystokinin, and ghrelin, as well as glucose following an overnight 12-h fast, prior to and after ingestion… CONTINUE READING


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