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Leptin plays a strong role in controlling the body weight of children – News-Medical.Net

Young children of African ancestry are more at risk of developing obesity if they possess a genetic variant that reduces their ability to produce the hormone leptin….

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 23 2020
The brain controls weight by measuring levels of leptin in the blood, which is released by fat cells. In adults, leptin treatments have so far proved ineffective at treating obesity. New genetics research by scientists at the University of Copenhagen suggests that leptin plays a stronger role in controlling the weight of children than in adults.
Young children of African ancestry are more at risk of developing obesity if they possess a genetic variant…

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