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Could obesity be a ciliopathy, a disorder caused by tiny microtubule bundles...

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Published on Dec 6, 2011

Obesity is a modern plague affecting populations in the developed and developing world alike. A "silver bullet" cure is unlikely because researchers still struggle with understanding how appetite is regulated. Consider the peptide leptin, for example, a fat-produced hormone that acts in a region of the brain called the hypothalamus to suppress appetite. So in theory, add leptin, stifle appetite, and then lose weight.

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