To investigate the relationship between plasma ghrelin levels and postnatal growth in preterm infants, we measured the active ghrelin concentrations in the cord blood and in the plasma of 25 very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. The results indicate that the level of circulating active ghrelin markedly increases after birth in VLBW infants, and suggest that the increased ghrelin levels reflect the maturation of ghrelin production in the stomach and increased physiological need for the effects of ghrelin.
- insulin like growth factor-I
- preterm infant
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