The widely accepted ‘anti-obesity limb’ of leptin physiology has never been clearly demonstrated to be present in human biology - Eleftheria Maratos-Flier


image by: The Paleo Mom

HWN Recommends

Does the Emperor Have Clothes?

The hormone leptin—discovered 22 years ago and named based on the Greek word leptos, “slim”—has been widely hailed as the key regulator of leanness. Yet, the key experiments that probe the function of this protein and unravel the precise mechanism of its action as a guardian against obesity, are largely missing.

These are the conclusions in a commentary published June 22 in Cell Metabolism by Harvard Medical School metabolism experts Jeffrey Flier and Eleftheria Maratos-Flier. Flier, the HMS George Higginson Professor of Physiology and Medicine, and Maratos-Flier, HMS professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, have made significant contributions to the understanding…

read full article


Related Articles

Stay Connected

©2020 | HealthWorldNet, Inc. | 113003

Last Updated : Sunday, February 16, 2020