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ea0035p139 | Calcium and Vitamin D metabolism | ECE2014

Ghrelin may have a role in obesity pathogenesis in patients with vitamin D deficiency

Arslan Muyesser Sayki , Topaloglu Oya , Karakose Melia , Ucan Bekir , Tutal Esra , Karbek Basak , Unsal Ilknur Ozturk , Gungunes Askin , Demirci Taner , Caliskan Mustafa , Ginis Zeynep , Sahin Mustafa , Cakal Erman , Ozbek Mustafa , Delibasi Tuncay

Aim: Several studies suggest a link between vitamin D and obesity. Vitamin D may play a role in obesity. Ghrelin is an orexigenic peptide which induces obesity by central and peripheral mechanisms. Administration of ghrelin promotes food intake and decreased fat utilisation in rodents. Ghrelin levels are decreased in obese individuals.The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between vitamin D status and ghrelin levels.Methods: All subjects ...