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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.
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

University of Pennsylvania expert investigates novel treatment for cocaine addiction

University of Pennsylvania expert investigates novel treatment for cocaine addiction

Caffeine during pregnancy - babies 66 percent more likely to become overweight

Caffeine during pregnancy - babies 66 percent more likely to become overweight

Genome editing identifies neural circuit behind leptin’s anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects

Genome editing identifies neural circuit behind leptin’s anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects

Lipodystrophy: The Importance of Awareness

Lipodystrophy: The Importance of Awareness

Tadpole metamorphosis found to be controlled by fat-sensing hormone

Tadpole metamorphosis found to be controlled by fat-sensing hormone

Motor skill training may contribute to reading skills in obese children

Motor skill training may contribute to reading skills in obese children

Race and pre-pregnancy BMI may be key predictors of maternal weight gain

Race and pre-pregnancy BMI may be key predictors of maternal weight gain

Scientists explore how to protect obese, premenopausal women from cardiovascular risk

Scientists explore how to protect obese, premenopausal women from cardiovascular risk

Compounds derived from hops may improve cognitive, other functions in metabolic syndrome patients

Compounds derived from hops may improve cognitive, other functions in metabolic syndrome patients

Researchers unravel function of protein ‘smallish’

Researchers unravel function of protein ‘smallish’

Researchers discover internal body scales that regulate fat mass

Researchers discover internal body scales that regulate fat mass

Study elucidates how obesity makes breast cancer more aggressive

Study elucidates how obesity makes breast cancer more aggressive

Crown Bioscience announces availability of new translational models for obesity and diabetes in Europe

Crown Bioscience announces availability of new translational models for obesity and diabetes in Europe

New study reveals novel gene involved in maintaining body weight

New study reveals novel gene involved in maintaining body weight

Physical stress in preemies plus separation from mothers may have lasting effects into adulthood

Physical stress in preemies plus separation from mothers may have lasting effects into adulthood