Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, February 2nd, 2004
Described in Obesity Research, the study showed adult rats fattened on a high-calorie diet returned to their original weights when scientists used gene therapy to produce the hormone, called leptin, in the rodents' brains, said Satya Kalra, a UF College of Medicine professor of neuroscience who led the study. Leptin is produced by mammals, including people.
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