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Leptin is a 16 kDa protein hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, including appetite and metabolism. It is one of the most important adipose derived hormones. The ''Ob(Lep)'' gene (Ob for obese, Lep for leptin) is located on chromosome 7 in humans.
Blood proteins could help provide a comprehensive 'liquid health check' in future

Blood proteins could help provide a comprehensive 'liquid health check' in future

“Liquid health check” could predict disease risk in the future

“Liquid health check” could predict disease risk in the future

Hops compounds may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome

Hops compounds may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome

Obese teenagers at risk for brain damage, suggests new study

Obese teenagers at risk for brain damage, suggests new study

MRI reveals signs of brain damage among obese adolescents

MRI reveals signs of brain damage among obese adolescents

Intermittent fasting – not just a fad for cardiac patients

Intermittent fasting – not just a fad for cardiac patients

Study: Regular exercise reduces cholesterol, protects the cardiovascular system

Study: Regular exercise reduces cholesterol, protects the cardiovascular system

Researchers make new discovery about how exercise protects against cardiovascular disease

Researchers make new discovery about how exercise protects against cardiovascular disease

Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients

Cancer risk reduces to half with over 20% weight loss in post- bariatric surgery patients

Research forum to present results of novel anti-obesity medications

Research forum to present results of novel anti-obesity medications

New discovery paves way for better treatment of diabetes

New discovery paves way for better treatment of diabetes

Experts discuss sex-specific sensitivity to key blood pressure hormone

Experts discuss sex-specific sensitivity to key blood pressure hormone

Researchers identify new genetic signals for regulation of infant growth

Researchers identify new genetic signals for regulation of infant growth

Johns Hopkins researchers identify new way to lower blood pressure in obese patients

Johns Hopkins researchers identify new way to lower blood pressure in obese patients

Physiologists, researchers to discuss factors underlying cardiovascular disease at APS conference

Physiologists, researchers to discuss factors underlying cardiovascular disease at APS conference

'Weight cycling' may provide metabolic health benefits

'Weight cycling' may provide metabolic health benefits

Fatty food changes the brain to affect homeostasis and metabolism

Fatty food changes the brain to affect homeostasis and metabolism

Genetic variants associated with adult obesity start playing a role during early childhood

Genetic variants associated with adult obesity start playing a role during early childhood

Overweight adolescents actually eat less when exposed to stressful events

Overweight adolescents actually eat less when exposed to stressful events

Maternal high-fat diet may slow learning ability in offspring, study suggests

Maternal high-fat diet may slow learning ability in offspring, study suggests