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New research reveals a fascinating and unexpected molecular partnership within the brain neurons that regulate appetite.
For some time scientists have known the hormone leptin has acted in the brain to prevent obesity, but the mystery remains as to whether or not this is a natural weight loss treatment.
Scientists have known for some time that the hormone leptin acts in the brain to prevent obesity, but the specific underlying neurocircuitry has remained a mystery.
As we all know from experience, people eat not only because they are hungry, but also because the food just simply tastes too good to pass up. Now, a new study in the August 6th Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, helps to explain how leptin, a hormone produced by fat tissue, influences that motivation to eat.
In investigating the complex neurocircuitry behind weight gain and glucose control, scientists have known that the hormone leptin plays a key role in the process.
Mice lacking the fat hormone leptin or the ability to respond to it become morbidly obese and severely diabeticâ€”not to mention downright sluggish.
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