Saturday, January 13, 2007

Leptin can do more than regulating body weight

Leptin, a protein hormone that plays a vital role in regulation of appetite and metabolism, is now found to prevent Type 2 diabetes in animals. A research carried out by University of Florida has shown that leptin was able to cure diabetes in animals and animals that received leptin therapy lived longer than the ones that didn’t. This finding could eventually become a breakthrough in the fight against diabetes, if the leptin therapy is successfully tested on humans.

Watch this video, which speaks more about this remarkable finding,

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