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Effect of moderate weight loss on prolactin secretion in normal female volunteers

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Sasha Gartside


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Sleep-related prolactin secretion and prolactin responses to the infusion of low doses of the dopamine antagonist, metoclopramide, and thyrotropin-releasing hormone were measured in 11 female volunteers before and after undertaking a diet in which they lost a mean of 3.1 kg in weight in 3 weeks. No effect of weight loss on these measures was found, but there was a significant, although modest, reduction in fasting plasma tryptophan concentration without any change in the concentration of competing amino acids.

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Author(s): Anderson IM, Crook WS, Gartside SE, Parry-Billings M, Newsholme EA, Cowen PJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Psychiatry Research

Year: 1989

Volume: 29

Issue: 2

Pages: 161-167

Print publication date: 01/08/1989

ISSN (print): 0165-1781

ISSN (electronic): 1872-7123

Publisher: Elsevier Ireland Ltd.


DOI: 10.1016/0165-1781(89)90030-9

Notes: 0165-1781 (Print) Journal Article


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