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Ghrelin And Its Role In GH Secretion

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Ghrelin has largely been implicated in the research on prevention and treatment of obesity because of its role in GH secretion and appetite regulation. It has been demonstrated by many studies, that obese individuals have a marked decrease in GH secretion. Since GH is a hormone involved in many metabolic processes, low levels of GH could have significant effects on how the body is able to process food and store nutrients. Studies have found that an inverse correlation exists between BMI and both GH and ghrelin levels (McKibben,
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