The objective of the present study is to elucidate the mechanisms behind the effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) on gastric emptying, appetite and food intake. The first GLP-1 based anti-diabetic therapy was approved by the FDA in 2005 and is now on the market in the United States. The strong glucose-dependent insulinotropic property of GLP-1 is a highly attractive feature in the pursue of optimal glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes. Moreover, the potential of GLP-1 to reduce gastric emptying, appetite and food intake makes it an attractive tool in the fight against obesity, a pandemic condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes, and several companies are developing weight lowering drugs based on GLP-1. Interestingly, another peptide, amylin, exerts very similar effects on gastric emptying, appetite and food intake in humans. Amylin is found in insulin-rich granules in pancreatic beta-cells and is co-secreted with insulin upon insulinotropic stimuli. Currently, it is not known whether the inhibiting effects of GLP-1 on gastric emptying, appetite and food intake are directly mediated by GLP-1, or if the effects are secondary to the robust insulin responses, and thereby amylin responses, elicited by GLP-1. The objective of the present study is therefore to further elucidate the mechanisms of these effects in order to strengthen the development of anti-diabetic drugs with potential weight lowering capabilities.