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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about animals with a leptin deficiency or a defect in leptin receptors exhibit hyperphagia (overeating) and extreme obesity. why?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 46 years experience
Humans: Not sure about animal research but here's a helpful reference for humans: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/congenital-leptin-deficiency.
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