Perinatal programming of body weight control by leptin: putative roles of AMP kinase and muscle thermogenesis.

@article{Pic2011PerinatalPO,
  title={Perinatal programming of body weight control by leptin: putative roles of AMP kinase and muscle thermogenesis.},
  author={Catalina Pic{\'o} and Zuzana Macek Jilkova and Vladimir Kus and Jan Kopeck{\'y}},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={94 6 Suppl},
  pages={1830S-1837S}
}
Breastfeeding, compared with infant-formula feeding, confers later protection against obesity. Leptin represents a candidate for the programming of the lean phenotype as suggested by 1) the presence of leptin in breast milk and its absence in infant formula, 2) a human study that showed a negative correlation between leptin concentrations in breast milk and body weights of infants until 2 y of age, and 3) intervention studies in animals. Milk-borne leptin and leptin synthesized in adipose… CONTINUE READING

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