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Besides leptin, what's another biomarker for obesity.?

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Dr. Leena Khaitan
25 years experience in General Surgery
There are several: There are several factors including ghrelin and also Insulin metabolism that are important.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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No wt gain w this: i am unaware of perindopril causing weight gain. Pro-leptin or leptin analogue products still experimental.

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