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Szczepaniak, B. (2020). Poland. Letters in Oncology Science, 17(2), 8–16. https://doi.org/10.21641/los.2020.17.2.182


This paper will briefly describe two hormones affecting the physiological functioning of the pancreas. Obestatin and ghrelin are peptides with antagonistic effects on glucose homeostasis in the body. As is well known, glucose metabolism disorders are at the root of many diseases. One of the best known are diabetes type II and obesity, which are currently a global problem. Moreover, the excess of adipose tissue may lead to consequences such as neoplasm within the gastrointestinal tract[1]. The role of obestatin and ghrelin therefore seems highly important. The knowledge gained in this area can be used to find therapeutic or preventive solutions.

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