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ea0014p243 | (1) | ECE2007

Fasting and postprandial plasma obestatin levels are reduced in obesity

Maier Christina , Haider Dominik , Vila Greisa , Riedl Michaela , Luger Anton , Wolzt Michael

Obestatin has recently been identified as a peptide derived from pre-proghrelin that opposes ghrelin effects on appetite and body weight in rodents. We studied the effect of food intake on both these hormones in obese and lean subjects and recorded in parallel the subjective sensations of satiety and hunger. Eight obese (two males and six females, BMI=31–52 kg/m2) and eight age- and sex-matched lean subjects (BMI=19–23 kg/m2) were randomized to ...