hrp0084p2-383 | Fat | ESPE2015

Tryptophan Supplementation as Conjunctive Therapy to Life Style Changes in Obese Adolescents

Jaramillo Adriana , Calderon Caterina , Llobet Marina , Sole Laura , Suarez-Ortega Larisa , Lerin Carles , Ramon-Krauel Marta

Background: The correlation between obesity and depression is well established. Tryptophan (Trp) is an essential amino acid that acts as substrate for serotonin and melatonin biosynthesis, both know to play a role in satiety, anxiety, and depression. Furthermore, low plasma Trp levels have been associated with obesity.Objective: To investigate the effects of Trp supplementation as a conjunctive therapy to conventional life-style intervention on weight lo...