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Signaling path in brain may prevent that ‘I’m full’ message, UT...

DALLAS -- March 1, 2011 -- Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a signaling pathway in the brain that's sufficient to induce cellular leptin resistance, a problem that decreases the body's ability to "hear" that it is full...

Feast or famine: Researchers identify leptin receptor’s sidekick as a target...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida and Washington University School of Medicine adds a new twist to the body of evidence suggesting human obesity is due in part to genetic factors. While studying hormon...

Spice in curry could prevent liver damage

ST. LOUIS -- Curcumin, a chemical that gives curry its zing, holds promise in preventing or treating liver damage from an advanced form of a condition known as fatty liver disease, new Saint Louis University research suggests. Curcurmin is c...

Brain might be key to leptin’s actions against type 1 diabetes,...

DALLAS -- Oct. 20, 2010 -- New findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggest a novel role for the brain in mediating beneficial actions of the hormone leptin in type 1 diabetes. "Our findings really pave the way for understand...

Adiponectin shows potential in blocking obesity-related carcinogenesis

A research team from Emory University School of Medicine investigated the role between adiponectin and leptin in obesity-related carcinogenesis. Their findings, published in the November issue of Hepatology, suggest that the protein hormone adipone...

UT Southwestern study to determine whether leptin helps type 1 diabetes...

DALLAS -- Oct. 11, 2010 -- A clinical trial at UT Southwestern Medical Center aims to determine whether adding the hormone leptin to standard insulin therapy might help rein in the tumultuous blood-sugar levels of people with type 1 (insulin-depen...

Leptin could be another relevant indicator of breast cancer risk

Measuring a woman's leptin levels may offer an additional indicator of her risk of developing breast cancer, say researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Their small study, published in the Proceedings for the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that because a woman's production of leptin may reveal her history of eating dietary fat, reading leptin levels may offer more prognostic information than just measuring body mass index and the amount of fat she currently eats.

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