Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 23 February 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 8, p. nf16
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.8.nf16]

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The Two Faces of Leptin

Fat-fighting hormone can strengthen, as well as weaken, the skeleton

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/8/nf16

Abstract: The hormone leptin not only trims fat but also thins the skeleton. However, a new study reveals that the hormone can sometimes bolster bones. The findings might help researchers create drugs to stall bone weakening after menopause.

Citation: M. Leslie, The Two Faces of Leptin. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (8), nf16 (2005).

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