Response to Comment on: Vila et al. B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Modulates Ghrelin, Hunger, and Satiety in Healthy Men. Diabetes 2012;61:2592–2596

  1. Martin Clodi
  1. From the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  1. Corresponding author: Martin Clodi, martin.clodi{at}meduniwien.ac.at.

We appreciate the interest of Jordan and Birkenfeld (1) on our recent publication in Diabetes (2). In this article, we showed that intravenous infusion of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) decreases hunger and increases satiety in healthy men and lowers circulating concentrations of ghrelin and acylated ghrelin in the absence of changes in other appetite-regulating hormones (2).

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