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Study Reveals How Brain Controls Eating In Normal Rats

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August 27, 1999
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Harvard Medical School
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From the belly to the brain, a new study by Boston researchers shows how the fat hormone leptin works in the brain to trigger the nerve cells that control eating. The study adds important details about how leptin, which is released into the blood stream from fat, may control the cognitive aspects of feeding behavior.

Fat Hormone Leptin Has Opposite Effect on Two Distinctive Groups of Nerve Cells


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