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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 30 June 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 26, p. nf62
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.26.nf62]

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Unraveling Socs

Protein might block body's response to fat-reducing hormone

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/26/nf62

Abstract: As the brain decides how much food we should eat and how much energy we should use, it listens to molecules exuded by fat. But this communication breaks down in obesity. A new study reveals a possible reason why the brain pays less attention to a weight-regulating hormone. The results might help researchers design drugs to slim down the world's increasingly rotund residents.

Citation: M. Leslie, Unraveling Socs. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (26), nf62 (2004).

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