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Ghrelin and obestatin concentrations during puberty: Relationships with adiposity, nutrition and physical activity

King, Neil A., Gibbons, C.H., & Martins, Catia (2010) Ghrelin and obestatin concentrations during puberty: Relationships with adiposity, nutrition and physical activity. In Jurimae, J, Hills, Andrew P., & Jurimae, T (Eds.) Cytokines, Growth Mediators and Physical Activity in Children during Puberty. Karger, Basil, Switzerland, pp. 69-81.

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    Abstract

    Ghrelin and obestatin are two peptides associated with appetite control and the regulation of energy balance in adults. It is intuitive that they have an important role in growth and development during puberty. Therefore, it is acknowledged that these peptides, in addition to others, form part of the substrate underlying energy homeostasis which in turn will contribute to body weight regulation and could explain changes in energy balance during puberty. Both peptides originate from the stomach; hence, it is intuitive that they are involved in generating signals from tissue stores which influence food intake. This could be manifested via alterations in the drive to eat (i.e. hunger), eating behaviors and appetite regulation. Furthermore, there is some evidence that these peptides might also be associated with physical activity behaviors and metabolism. Anecdotally, children and adolescents experience behavioral and metabolic changes during growth and development which will be associated with physiological changes.

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    ID Code: 34346
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: Sports Medicine, Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Metabolism
    ISBN: 978-3-8055-9558-2
    ISSN: 1662-2812
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Endocrinology (110306)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified (110699)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
    Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
    Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel
    Deposited On: 03 Sep 2010 15:30
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 23:27

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