Ghrelin in eating disorders

Chun Xia Yi, Kristy Heppner, Matthias H. Tschöp

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Ghrelin is the only known circulating hormone that acts on peripheral and central targets to increase food intake and promote adiposity. The present review focuses on the possible clinical relevance of ghrelin in the regulation of human feeding behavior in individuals with obesity and other eating disorders such as Prader-Willi syndrome, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 20 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Acyl-ghrelin
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Desacyl-ghrelin
  • GHSR
  • Prader-Willi syndrome


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