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Leptin linked to multiple sclerosis

Leptin, a hormone that is mainly formed by adipose (fat) tissue is involved with hunger, metabolism and the immune system. Studies in mice have revealed that by blocking leptin the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, its development and recurrence are reduced. Scientists do not fully understand leptin's role with multiple sclerosis, but are seeking further application of their knowledge and treatment options for this degenerative nervous system disease.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by New Kerla.com

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About: Leptin linked to multiple sclerosis

Date: 13 January 2006

Source: New Kerla.com

URL: http://www.newkerala.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=85658

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Research
  • Research and leptin
  • Research and hormones
  • Research and fat hormone
  • Research and multiple sclerosis
  • Research and degenerative disease
  • Research and nervous system disease
  • Medication
  • Medication and multiple sclerosis
  • Medication and leptin
  • Medication and nervous system disease

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