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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.
Intermittent fasting may regulate blood glucose levels even without weight loss

Intermittent fasting may regulate blood glucose levels even without weight loss

Metabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver disease

Metabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver disease

Maternal obesity may negatively affect children's lung development

Maternal obesity may negatively affect children's lung development

New mutation discovered in the leptin gene

New mutation discovered in the leptin gene

New findings offer pathway for fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

New findings offer pathway for fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Yale researchers offer insight into the hunger hormone

Yale researchers offer insight into the hunger hormone

The basal forebrain may hold clues to food avoidance behavior

The basal forebrain may hold clues to food avoidance behavior

Women's pre-pregnancy obesity changes breast milk contents which can affect infant growth

Women's pre-pregnancy obesity changes breast milk contents which can affect infant growth

Pre-pregnancy maternal obesity may affect growth of breastfeeding infants

Pre-pregnancy maternal obesity may affect growth of breastfeeding infants

Study shows link between BMI and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis

Study shows link between BMI and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis

Obesity linked with greater symptomatic severity of multiple sclerosis

Obesity linked with greater symptomatic severity of multiple sclerosis

Growth hormone acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight

Growth hormone acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight

Eat intuitively, not restrictively

Eat intuitively, not restrictively

Researchers explore biological mechanisms behind obesity-cancer link

Researchers explore biological mechanisms behind obesity-cancer link

Scientists identify genetic mechanism that may play role in some obesity cases

Scientists identify genetic mechanism that may play role in some obesity cases

The role of galanin-like peptide in regulating feeding behavior and energy metabolism

The role of galanin-like peptide in regulating feeding behavior and energy metabolism

Air pollution linked with development of Alzheimer's in Mexico City children

Air pollution linked with development of Alzheimer's in Mexico City children

Single workout can improve metabolism for up to 2 days

Single workout can improve metabolism for up to 2 days

Experts debate over whether gut or brain is more important in regulating appetite

Experts debate over whether gut or brain is more important in regulating appetite

Researchers explore role of dietary composition on energy expenditure

Researchers explore role of dietary composition on energy expenditure