Adiposity signals, genetic and body weight regulation in humans.

Abstract

Numerous signals convey information about body fat status from the periphery to the brain areas that control energy homeostasis so that, throughout life, body weight remains nearly stable. These signals mainly originate, either from the adipose tissue, like leptin and to a lesser extent interleukin 6, or from the pancreas, like insulin and amylin. These… (More)

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