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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.
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About: Leptin linked to multiple sclerosis
Date: 13 January 2006
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