Hormonal Adaptation to Over- and Underfeeding

  • V. Schusdziarra


The homeostasis of the milieu interieur is maintained by numerous regulatory systems that provide the basis for the balance between nutrient intake, on the one hand, and energy expenditure, on the other. Apart from energy balance the regulatory systems have to support the structural integrity of the organism. Hormones play a major role as regulatory components in this integrative system. Since hormones have to regulate nutrient flux between the various compartments of the body according to qualitative and quantitative needs, it is not too surprising that extreme alterations of nutritional habits such as constant over- or underfeeding lead to an adaptation of hormonal release mechanisms.


Obese Subject Bulimia Nervosa Pancreatic Polypeptide Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide Pancreatic Endocrine Function 
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