Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 23 February 2005
The Two Faces of Leptin
Fat-fighting hormone can strengthen, as well as weaken, the skeleton
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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