Plasma ghrelin, leptin, and orexin-A levels and insulin resistance after laparoscopic gastric band applications in morbidly obese patients

Arica P. C. , Kocael A., Tabak O., Taskin M., Zengin K., Uzun H.

MINERVA MEDICA, cilt.104, ss.309-316, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 104 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.309-316


Aim. The main cause of obesity is a change in the energy balance in favor of intake. Communication between the hypothalamus and other organs occurs through special peptides, such as ghrelin, leptin, and orexin-A, to provide energy balance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a laparoscopic gastric band application on insulin resistance and the peptides involved in appetite in morbidly obese patients.