Endogenous glucose production and lipolysis in anorexia nervosa—a study using stable isotope-labelled compounds
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2007
Volume 93, Issue 11, pages 1446–1448, November 2004
How to Cite
Swenne, I. and Gustafsson, J. (2004), Endogenous glucose production and lipolysis in anorexia nervosa—a study using stable isotope-labelled compounds. Acta Paediatrica, 93: 1446–1448. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2004.tb02627.x
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2007
- Received Mar. 30, 2004; revision received July 5, 2004; accepted July 26, 2004
- Anorexia nervosa;
- glucose production;
- stable isotopes
Glucose production and lipolysis were investigated in teenage girls with anorexia nervosa using glucose and glycerol labelled with stable isotopes. The production of energy substrates were also maintained in the very underweight patients who showed higher relative rates of substrate mobilization compared to those who had gained some weight.
Conclusion: The investigation shows that glucose production, necessary to provide fuel for the central nervous system, is also maintained in starving patients with anorexia nervosa.