Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 14th, 2007
Study 1: Research findings, "Melanin concentrating hormone is a novel regulator of islet function and growth," are discussed in a new report. "Melanin concentrating hormone (MCH) is a hypothalamic neuropeptide known to play a critical role in energy balance. We have previously reported that overexpression of MCH is associated with mild obesity," scientists writing in the journal Diabetes report.
"In addition, mice have substantial hyperinsulinemia and islet hyperplasia that is out of proportion with their degree of obesity. In this...
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