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ISSN: 2165-7904

Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy
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Research Article

Lean on Leptin or Lean for Sugar

Ana Domingos*
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
Corresponding Author : Ana Domingos, Ph.D
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue 305
New York, NY 10065, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 25, 2013; Accepted April 22, 2013; Published April 24, 2013
Citation:Domingos A (2013) Lean on Leptin or Lean for Sugar. J Obes Wt Loss Ther 3:166. doi:10.4172/2165-7904.1000166
Copyright: © 2013 Domingos A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Dieting has a significant impact on the reward value of food. New pre-clinical studies using optogenetics show that leptin regulates the reward value of sugar, suggesting that leptin reconstitution during weight loss may curb the reward value of sugar.