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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.
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

Study finds why obesity both fuels cancer growth and helps immunotherapy to kill tumors

Study finds why obesity both fuels cancer growth and helps immunotherapy to kill tumors

Nasal delivery of leptin hormone may help ease breathing problems during sleep

Nasal delivery of leptin hormone may help ease breathing problems during sleep

Getting right level of leptin may help protect cardiovascular health

Getting right level of leptin may help protect cardiovascular health

Weight loss success associated with brain areas involved in self-control

Weight loss success associated with brain areas involved in self-control

New 3D imaging technique helps track satiety hormone

New 3D imaging technique helps track satiety hormone

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Plant-derived substance could offer new option for treatment of obesity

Plant-derived substance could offer new option for treatment of obesity

Physical activity can help reduce risk of heart disease in older adults

Physical activity can help reduce risk of heart disease in older adults

Nature and effects of breastfeeding on health of mothers and babies

Nature and effects of breastfeeding on health of mothers and babies

Brain stimulation shows promise in treating obesity by reducing food cravings

Brain stimulation shows promise in treating obesity by reducing food cravings

New drug-based treatment to promote weight loss in young patients with genetic obesity

New drug-based treatment to promote weight loss in young patients with genetic obesity