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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.
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

Researchers discover more about how consumption of sugary drinks leads to rapid weight gain

Researchers discover more about how consumption of sugary drinks leads to rapid weight gain

Hunger-controlling brain cells offer potential targets for new drugs to treat obesity

Hunger-controlling brain cells offer potential targets for new drugs to treat obesity

Study may have important implications for treatment of heart attacks and cancer

Study may have important implications for treatment of heart attacks and cancer