A new perspective on adiposity in a naturally obese mammal.

@article{Ortiz2001ANP,
  title={A new perspective on adiposity in a naturally obese mammal.},
  author={Rudy M Ortiz and Dawn P. Noren and Beate Litz and Charles L. Ortiz},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2001},
  volume={281 6},
  pages={E1347-51}
}
Many mammals seasonally reduce body fat due to inherent periods of fasting, which is associated with decreased leptin concentrations. However, no data exist on the correlation between fat mass (FM) and circulating leptin in marine mammals, which have evolved large fat stores as part of their adaptation to periods of prolonged fasting. Therefore, FM was… CONTINUE READING