Endocrine findings in restrained eaters

K. M. Pirke*, R. J. Tuschl, B. Spyra, R. G. Laessle, U. Schweiger, A. Broocks, S. Sambauer, G. Zitzelsberger

*Corresponding author for this work
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Restrained (n = 9) and unrestrained eaters (n = 13) were selected from a group of healthy young women. Blood samples were collected overnight at half-hour intervals. Levels of cortisol, growth hormone, and glucose in both groups did not differ, while restrained eaters had significantly lower insulin values. After a standardized test meal of 500 kcal, restrained eaters had significantly lower norepinephrine values while insulin and glucose values did not differ from those of the unrestrained group. These findings indicate that restrained eating may have a biological basis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)903-906
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 05.1990

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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