Sarah Ludwin-Peery

One Sweet Gene: Exploiting Genes to Keep Us Lean

Recent research on the worm C. elegans reveals a connection between the gene SKN-1, proline, and fat accumulation. In the future, miracle drugs may target these genes to prevent weight gain, even in the condition of a high-sugar diet.

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The Role of Leptin in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

Recent research led by Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology Rajita Sinha has reinforced the connection between an altered response to leptin (a metabolically important hormone) and changes in brain activity that lead to childhood and adolescent obesity.

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