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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.
Pathophysiology, comorbidities, and interventions related to childhood obesity

Pathophysiology, comorbidities, and interventions related to childhood obesity

The impact of perinatal low-calorie sweetener exposure on the development of neural systems involved in metabolic regulation

The impact of perinatal low-calorie sweetener exposure on the development of neural systems involved in metabolic regulation

Birth weight and maternal BMI modify the relationship between obesity and mortality rate

Birth weight and maternal BMI modify the relationship between obesity and mortality rate

Can the Mediterranean diet and physical exercise improve the quality of life for cancer patients?

Can the Mediterranean diet and physical exercise improve the quality of life for cancer patients?

New microscopy method illuminates the mechanics of embryo development

New microscopy method illuminates the mechanics of embryo development

Targeting obesity: findings reveal a new molecular pathway involved in energy homeostasis regulation

Targeting obesity: findings reveal a new molecular pathway involved in energy homeostasis regulation

Maternal weight gain in pregnancy linked to children's risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

Maternal weight gain in pregnancy linked to children's risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

Biological BMI measures metabolic health more accurately

Biological BMI measures metabolic health more accurately

Childhood and adolescent obesity: time to act

Childhood and adolescent obesity: time to act

Poor inflammatory immune response in obese patients increases susceptibility to severe COVID-19

Poor inflammatory immune response in obese patients increases susceptibility to severe COVID-19

Long-acting GIPRA inhibits feeding and lowers body weight in mice with diet-induced obesity

Long-acting GIPRA inhibits feeding and lowers body weight in mice with diet-induced obesity

Hypothalamic inflammation and obesity, study suggests a pathological mechanism

Hypothalamic inflammation and obesity, study suggests a pathological mechanism

How gut microbiota control feelings of fullness after eating

How gut microbiota control feelings of fullness after eating

Study paves the way to new sex-specific anti-obesity drugs

Study paves the way to new sex-specific anti-obesity drugs

Pennington Biomedical assistant professor seeks to better understand why people with diabetes develop hypoglycemia

Pennington Biomedical assistant professor seeks to better understand why people with diabetes develop hypoglycemia

Immunological interactions between asthma, obesity, and the microbiota

Immunological interactions between asthma, obesity, and the microbiota

Correlating circulating adipokine levels with COVID-19 severity

Correlating circulating adipokine levels with COVID-19 severity

Stem cell crosstalk with the microenvironment creates a loop of tumor-promoting factors

Stem cell crosstalk with the microenvironment creates a loop of tumor-promoting factors

Gut microbiome plays a role in Alzheimer's

Gut microbiome plays a role in Alzheimer's

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