An Obesity Fix Takes a Lot More Than Willpower

Healy, Bernadine
October 2009
U.S. News Digital Weekly;10/9/2009, Vol. 1 Issue 38, p23
The article looks at the challenge posed by combating obesity which is blamed for almost a third of the rise in healthcare spending in the U.S. Obese persons have risen in the same category as smokers or drug addicts. Researchers have discovered that most obese people have high levels of leptin and further research is needed to investigate the molecules and pathways that will result in the development of drugs for weight loss.


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