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A ravenous appetite may be what causes many overweight people to be obese. Researchers have found a mutation in a single gene is responsible for the inability of neurons to effectively send out appetite suppressing signals from the body to the correct area of the brain.
Weizmann Institute scientists have added another piece to the obesity puzzle, showing how and why a certain protein that is active in a small part of the brain contributes to weight gain.
Researchers have found that even a very little bit of the fat hormone leptin goes a long way when it comes to correcting diabetes.
British scientists say studying brown adipose tissue found in hibernating animals and newborn babies may lead to new ways of preventing obesity. The researchers from the University of Nottingham, led by Professor Michael Symonds, said studies have already shown brown adipose tissue -- brown fat -- in adults is reduced with obesity.
The potential of the appetite suppressing hormone -- leptin -- may be realized after all, U.S.
The first known leptin-sensitizing agents induce mice to lose weightThe discovery more than a decade ago of leptin, an appetite-suppressing hormone secreted by fat tissue, generated headlines and great hopes for an effective treatment for obesity. But hopes dimmed when it was found that obese people are unresponsive to leptin due to development of leptin resistance in the brain. Now, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston report the first agents demonstrated to sensitize the brain to...
A weight control protein with a key role in the brain's ability to monitor body fat content may yield new approaches for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new report in the August issue of Cell Metabolism.
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