Publication:

Effect of moderate weight loss on prolactin secretion in normal female volunteers (1989)

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

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

Abstract: 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.

Notes: 0165-1781 (Print) Journal Article

  • Short Title: Effect of moderate weight loss on prolactin secretion in normal female volunteers
  • Date: August 1989
  • Journal: Psychiatry Research
  • Volume: 29
  • Issue: 2
  • Pages: 161-167
  • Publisher: Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
  • Publication type: Article
  • Bibliographic status: Published

Keywords: Adult Amino Acids/blood Body Mass Index Circadian Rhythm Diet, Reducing Female Humans Metoclopramide/diagnostic use Prolactin/*blood Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Sleep Stages/physiology Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone/diagnostic use Tryptophan/blood *Weight Loss

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