Battle Of The Bulge: Low Leptin Levels Undermine Successful Weight Loss

Friday, June 20, 2008 - 21:28 in Psychology & Sociology

Obesity puts individuals at increased risk of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes. As 75 to 95 percent of previously obese individuals regain their lost weight, many researchers are interested in developing treatments to help individuals maintain their weight loss. A new study, has provided insight into the critical interaction between the hormone leptin and the brain's response to weight loss and led to the suggestion that leptin therapy after weight loss might improve weight maintenance.

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