Comparison of H. pylori + persons at baseline, and then after eradication of H. pylori. A standardized meal was administered to 21 subjects, and pre-meal, post-meal, and integrated values (mean of pre-meal and post-meal) were calculated for acyl-ghrelin (Panel A) and leptin (Panel B). H. pylori+(grey), Eradicated (white). Boxes indicate median and interquartile range, and bars indicate minimum and maximum values. P-values represent significant (< 0.05) differences between the H. pylori
+ and post-eradication samples.