TITLE

Obesity hormone is no magic bullet for weight loss

PUB. DATE
October 1995
SOURCE
Environmental Nutrition;Oct95, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the greater activity of cells that make leptin, an obesity hormone, in obese people. Possibility that the body's cells do not recognize leptin; Researchers' theory that obese people are resistant to leptin.
ACCESSION #
9510205334

 

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