Peptide Hormones: Therapeutic Targets in Appetite Regulation
Alison M. Wren,
Stephen R. Bloom.
Recent studies have identified a novel role for gut-derived peptides in the physiological regulation of appetite and body weight. This data is reviewed and the potential of peptide hormones, particularly ghrelin, PYY, GLP-1 and oxyntomodulin, as therapies for anorexia and obesity is explored.
Keywords: Obesity, Gut hormones, PYY, Oxyntomodulin, Ghrelin, Anorexia
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