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Leptin and Obesity – Does Leptin Help Burn More Calories?

Leptin has become a hot area for obesity research since the discovery of a mutation in the mouse leptin gene that increases the animals’ appetite while lowering their metabolic rate.

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Leptin and Weight Loss: Does More leptin Help With Weight Loss?

Recent research into leptin has revealed what is likely to be very important in the control of appetite, weight loss and the regulation of body weight. Advances in leptin research and its role in the control of obesity would lead to reductions in diabetes, coronary heart disease and many forms of cancer, all of which […]

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Different Foods Increase or Decrease Leptin Levels

More fat in the diet decreases leptin levels while a diet higher in carbohydrates increases leptin levels according to a study. Leptin, made by the body’s fat cells, is thought to help contribute to satiety, a feeling of fullness.

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Leptin and Insulin: The Effects of Glucose and Fructose

An upcoming study should help reveal how two kinds of sugars in our foods, glucose and fructose, affect the body’s production of leptin and insulin. Agricultural Research Service chemist Nancy L. Keim, Peter J. Havel and Craig H. Warden, a genetics and pediatrics researcher at U.C. Davis, are collaborating in this leptin and insulin investigation. […]

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