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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.
Link found between vitamin D deficiency and metabolic abnormalities in children: New insights unveiled

Link found between vitamin D deficiency and metabolic abnormalities in children: New insights unveiled

How shift work and other types of unconventional work affects the gut microbiome

How shift work and other types of unconventional work affects the gut microbiome

What effect does honey have on human health?

What effect does honey have on human health?

Reproductive impact of changes in the vaginal microbiome of obese women

Reproductive impact of changes in the vaginal microbiome of obese women

Are a high-refined carbohydrate diet and the alterations resulting from its intake linked to small intestine changes?

Are a high-refined carbohydrate diet and the alterations resulting from its intake linked to small intestine changes?

Apple-shaped obesity associated with greater inflammation and mortality in COVID-19 patients

Apple-shaped obesity associated with greater inflammation and mortality in COVID-19 patients

Research explores complex relationship between cholesterol and breast cancer risk

Research explores complex relationship between cholesterol and breast cancer risk

Connecting the inflammatory dots: Obesity, depression, and Alzheimer's linked by neuroinflammation

Connecting the inflammatory dots: Obesity, depression, and Alzheimer's linked by neuroinflammation

UCD researcher receives ERC Consolidator grant to unlock computational insights into cardiac xenotransplantation

UCD researcher receives ERC Consolidator grant to unlock computational insights into cardiac xenotransplantation

COVID-19 'bites the apple': Abdominal obesity ignites cytokine storm

COVID-19 'bites the apple': Abdominal obesity ignites cytokine storm

Consuming ultra-processed foods is associated with an increased risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Consuming ultra-processed foods is associated with an increased risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Boosting gut health with short-chain fatty acids

Boosting gut health with short-chain fatty acids

High-fat diets' eye-opening impact: Study reveals link to retinal damage and bisretinoid accumulation

High-fat diets' eye-opening impact: Study reveals link to retinal damage and bisretinoid accumulation

Insights from experts on the neurobiological processes involved in appetite regulation

Insights from experts on the neurobiological processes involved in appetite regulation

Examining the interplay between diet, glucose metabolism and sleep

Examining the interplay between diet, glucose metabolism and sleep

Study finds increased prevalence of hypertension among people with severe obesity and a genetic variant

Study finds increased prevalence of hypertension among people with severe obesity and a genetic variant

Mouse studies can help find better therapeutic targets for people with PCOS

Mouse studies can help find better therapeutic targets for people with PCOS

Is there a correlation between acute and chronic red wine intake and health?

Is there a correlation between acute and chronic red wine intake and health?

Study finds sugary beverages increase dementia risk, while natural juices may help prevent it

Study finds sugary beverages increase dementia risk, while natural juices may help prevent it

Factors shaping maternal gut microbiome during pregnancy and the impact on infant health

Factors shaping maternal gut microbiome during pregnancy and the impact on infant health

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