Vol. 32 (4) 2011 Neuro endocrinology letters

Hormonal regulators of food intake and weight gain in Parkinson's disease after subthalamic nucleus stimulation.

OBJECTIVES: Weight gain has been reported in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) treated with deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS). To evaluate the influence of STN-DBS on weight changes, we studied food-related hormones.

DESIGN: Anthropometric parameters and food-related hormones (lepti.....