Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The effects of moderate weight loss on overnight growth hormone and cortisol secretion were determined in 11 healthy women volunteers who lost an average of 3.1 kg in weight after undertaking a 1000-kcal diet for 3 weeks. There was a reduction in sleep-related growth hormone secretion and an increase in the value of the nocturnal cortisol nadir although mean overnight cortisol secretion was not significantly altered. Moderate weight loss may contribute towards some of the endocrine abnormalities seen in depressed patients.

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Affect Disord

Publication Date

03/1989

Volume

16

Pages

197 - 202

Keywords

Adult, Circadian Rhythm, Diet, Reducing, Electroencephalography, Female, Growth Hormone, Humans, Hydrocortisone, Sleep Stages, Weight Loss