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Can leptin hormone of fat cells treat type 1 diabetes?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 34 years experience
Appears so: Type 1 diabetes treatment trial involving leptin, which is naturally produced by fat cells and involved in body-weight regulation.Recently ut southwestern researchers will be using metreleptin, a slightly modified form of the hormone that has been well-tolerated in other clinical trials.In rodents, it eliminated the wide swings in glucose that occur with Insulin alone. I hope this helps!

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