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Researchers develop cell line to study obesity, other diseases

A Kansas State University research team has created a cell line that can be used in studies aimed at understanding obesity and other disease in humans, a discovery that has caught the attention of a Canadian company that ...

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Leptin suppresses the rewarding effects of running

(HealthDay)—Leptin appears to inhibit running reward via signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3), according to an experimental study published online Sept. 1 in Cell Metabolism.

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'Satiety hormone' leptin links obesity to high blood pressure

Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to researchers from Monash University and the University of Cambridge.

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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.

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New drug could help maintain long-term weight loss

A new drug could aid in losing weight and keeping it off. The drug, described in the journal Cell Metabolism on July 26, increases sensitivity to the hormone leptin, a natural appetite suppressant found in the body. Although ...

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