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Cephalic Phase of Insulin Secretion in Obese Women
14 March 2008 (online)
The cephalic phase of reflex insulin secretion was studied in normoglycemic and normoinsulinemic female patients, obese (more than 30% over IBW) and normal subjects.
After an overnight fasting, at the sight of breakfast food, the obese group did not present a cephalic response. Their glycemia and insulinemia levels remained at base levels.
One minute after visual and olfactory stimulation, a statistically significant rise in immunoreactive insulin levels which was maintained throughout the test, was observed in the control group.
Cephalic Phase - Obesity - Insulin Secretion