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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.
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

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