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Brain Protein Triggers Obesity in a New Way

Understanding the triggers in our bodies that promote obesity is a good thing which is what drew me to news about a brain protein already identified by researchers as playing a crucial role in controlling one's need to eat -- MC4R -- that has been found to influence appetite in another important way. MC4R is a receptor on neurons in the hypothalamus that receives signals through at least two pathways about the status of the body's fat reserves. If fat stores are increasing, these...

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