Published in Medicine and Law Weekly, August 25th, 2006
Study 1: The action of free fatty acids in patients with anorexia nervosa was recently studied in Italy.
According to scientists at the University of Turin, "Free fatty acids (FFAs) exert a stimulatory effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in animals and inhibit spontaneous ACTH and cortisol secretion in humans. Patients with anorexia nervosa display concomitant HPA axis hyperactivity and increased lipolysis."
F. Lanfranco and colleagues wrote, "We studied the effects of a lipid load on ACTH and cortisol secretion in...
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