News tagged with hormone leptin

20 years of leptin – the obesity related hormone

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the discovery of leptin – the hormone that tells our brains when we've eaten enough and the first reported genetic basis for obesity. The discovery will be celebrated ...

Sep 25, 2014
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Gene mutation linked to obesity

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have identified a genetic cause of severe obesity that, though rare, raises new questions about weight gain and energy use in the general obese population. The research, published ...

Jul 18, 2013
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Target for obesity drugs comes into focus

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Michigan have determined how the hormone leptin, an important regulator of metabolism and body weight, interacts with a key receptor in the brain.

Oct 11, 2012
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The role of beta cell regeneration in type 2 diabetes

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared type 2 diabetes as the epidemic of the 21st century. A study is focusing on understanding the mechanisms underlying insulin resistance and the role of beta-cell ...

Oct 10, 2012
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New drug to tackle fat problems

Medical researchers at the University of Sheffield have defined the structure of a key part of the human obesity receptor- an essential factor in the regulation of body fat- which could help provide new treatments for the ...

Apr 27, 2012
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