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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 15 June 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 24, p. nf45
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.24.nf45]

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Premature Emission

Early surge in fat-fighting hormone might trigger obesity later in life

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/24/nf45

Abstract: An actor who misses his cue can spoil a scene. Timing is equally important to keep metabolism running smoothly, according to a new study. The work suggests that a premature jump in the hormone leptin soon after birth boosts susceptibility to obesity later in life. The results might help explain why babies whose mothers are undernourished often grow into hefty adults.

Citation: M. Leslie, Premature Emission. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (24), nf45 (2005).

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