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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.
Dusp8 protein has regulatory effects on hypothalamic insulin sensitivity

Dusp8 protein has regulatory effects on hypothalamic insulin sensitivity

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

America’s obesity epidemic threatens effectiveness of any COVID vaccine

Researchers identify differences in clinical features of non-obese patients with NAFLD

Researchers identify differences in clinical features of non-obese patients with NAFLD

Elevated leptin levels may explain why COVID-19 is so dangerous for people with obesity

Elevated leptin levels may explain why COVID-19 is so dangerous for people with obesity

Study shows how leptin regulates the presence of neurons in fat

Study shows how leptin regulates the presence of neurons in fat

Fasting-mimicking diet along with hormone therapy could help treat breast cancer

Fasting-mimicking diet along with hormone therapy could help treat breast cancer

Research team provides new insights on the communication between liver and brain

Research team provides new insights on the communication between liver and brain

Study reveals how hormone leptin contributes to weight loss

Study reveals how hormone leptin contributes to weight loss

Obesity could increase severity of influenza study shows

Obesity could increase severity of influenza study shows

Tailored mesoporous silica particles could be used to treat obesity, diabetes

Tailored mesoporous silica particles could be used to treat obesity, diabetes

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