Serum ghrelin levels but not GH, IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 levels are altered in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome

Tander B. , Atmaca A., Aliyazicioglu Y., Canturk F.

JOINT BONE SPINE, vol.74, no.5, pp.477-481, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2007.01.024
  • Title of Journal : JOINT BONE SPINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.477-481


Introduction: Both hypothalamo-pituitary-insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) axis and ghrelin levels may be altered in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) due to increased somatostatin tone. The aim of this study is to compare hypothalamo-pituitlary-IGF-I axis, ghrelin concentrations and their relations in premenopausal women with FMS and premenopausal healthy controls.