Table 3

Changes in feeding-related peptides

CaseMeasurement timeInsulin
(μU/mL)
C-peptide
(ng/mL)
ACTH
(pg/mL)
Leptin
(ng/mL)
Active ghrelin
(fmol/mL)
Desacyl-ghrelin
(fmol/mL)
Adiponectin
(μg/mL)
Acupuncture group
 ABefore5.91.11313.24.6583.88.57
1 week5.11129.83.3640.47.33
 BBefore2.8122815.31725.08
1 week5.41.4188.717.11745.15
 CBefore3.61135.920.72067.64
1 week6.81.4216.324.91646.59
 DBefore9.52.52711.23.3677.24.2
1 week10.62.22510.63.4246.64.51
 EBefore31.24211.527.9ND13.6
1 week3.71.3471222.538711.4
Placebo group
 FBefore6.82.71711.86.141758.56
1 week14.52.42312.932.81146.83
 GBefore4.20.8415.415.2937.74
1 week3.81.124517.31028.99
 HBeforeNDND1511.611.331411.4
1 week6.91.21810.528.113810.3
 IBefore6.21.33410.2112088.36
1 week11.123111.5181028.47
 JBefore5.81.21910.55.9543.42.33
1 week6.51.51814.77.631702.51
  • ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone; ND, not done because of insufficient blood samples.