Leptin As Treatment For Diabetes?

Posted on August 24th, 2010 by

Earlier this year Science Daily  reported that “researchers have found that even a very little bit of the fat hormone leptin goes a long way when it comes to correcting diabetes. The hormone controls the activity of a gene known as IGFBP2 in the liver, which has antidiabetic effects in animals and could have similar therapeutic effect in humans, according to a report published by Cell Press in the January issue of Cell Metabolism.   It was surprising to me how potent leptin was in treating diabetes,” said Jeffrey Friedman of Rockefeller University. It had a highly significant impact at plasma levels that were undetectable.”  Read further: Leptin-Controlled Gene Can Reverse Diabetes


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