Gastrointestinal Hormones

The gastrointestinal hormones are a group of pep-tide molecules that increase in number every year.

Most are extremely potent biological agents exerting their action at some distance from the site of secretion (endocrine) or close to the site of release (para-crine). The hormones are secreted in granules from entero-endocrine cells within the gastrointestinal mucosa in response to nutrient signals from the lumen. The precise physiologies of most of these molecules are still being clarified and the following review is restricted to those peptides on which there is broad agreement (Table 3).

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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