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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.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Higher-than-normal amounts of a selenium-containing enzyme could promote type 2 diabetes

Higher-than-normal amounts of a selenium-containing enzyme could promote type 2 diabetes

Cure for age-induced diabetes or cancer may be nearer than we think

Cure for age-induced diabetes or cancer may be nearer than we think

Fat fighting undermined by over active eating pacemaker

Fat fighting undermined by over active eating pacemaker

Protein in human milk reduces risk of obesity

Protein in human milk reduces risk of obesity

Sleep apnoea and obesity

Sleep apnoea and obesity

New Saint Louis University research sheds light on how obesity occurs

New Saint Louis University research sheds light on how obesity occurs

Curves program raises metabolic rate in overweight women

Curves program raises metabolic rate in overweight women

Research provides better understanding  of lipodystrophies disorders

Research provides better understanding of lipodystrophies disorders