An intragastric balloon produces large weight losses in the absence of a change in ghrelin or peptide YY
Fuller NR, Lau NS, Denyer G, Caterson ID
There are currently limited data on the effects of intragastric balloons on appetite and weight-related hormones.
In the current study, we have investigated a broad range of gut hormones and adipokines and their response to weight loss induced by differing methods, and the subsequent effect this may have on weight regain.
This is an important research area as novel therapies and long-term strategies are needed to counteract the unfavourable changes to the neuroendocrine control of appetite and satiety associated with diet-induced weight loss.
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