News tagged with hormone leptin

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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From brain, to fat, to weight loss

Weight is controlled by the hormone leptin, which acts in the brain to regulate food intake and metabolism. However, it was largely unknown until now, how the brain signals back to the fat tissue to induce fat breakdown. ...

Sep 24, 2015
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