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Ghrelin, potential treatment implications in Anorexia Nervosa treatment

AMY GARDNER / December 11, 2010

Anorexia Nervosa starts as a coping mechanism but sets off a cascade of physiological events making it difficult for the individual to begin eating normally.  Loss of hunger and gastrointestinal discomfort present challenges to the refeeding process.  Ghrelin, a hormone naturally made in the stomach to stimulate hunger looks promising.  See the pilot study in September, 2009 edition of the Endocrine Journal