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Early weight gain in children linked to ability to produce the hormone leptin

Adults with this option do not have the same risk, suggesting that leptin plays a role in obesity at a young age, but obesity does not persist into adulthood. “Our results show that infants may be particularly sensitive to the effects of leptin in controlling their body weight,” says Tuomas Kilpeläinen, Associate Professor at the CBMR of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, University of Copenhagen.

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