Anti-Eating Hormone Leptin, Ten Years Later Ten years ago this month scientists reported the discovery of the appetite-supressing hormone leptin. We'll get an update on leptin research, and find out if scientists are any closer to using leptin to fight obesity.
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Anti-Eating Hormone Leptin, Ten Years Later

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Anti-Eating Hormone Leptin, Ten Years Later

Anti-Eating Hormone Leptin, Ten Years Later

Anti-Eating Hormone Leptin, Ten Years Later

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Ten years ago this month scientists reported the discovery of the appetite-supressing hormone leptin. We'll get an update on leptin research, and find out if scientists are any closer to using leptin to fight obesity.

Guest:

Jeffrey Friedman, Howard Hughes Medical Investigator; Marilyn M. Simpson professor; Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Rockefeller University, New York City.

Paul Ernsberger, associate professor, Department of Nutrition,

Case Western Reserve University

School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.