The biology of human appetite - what makes us fat?

The biology of human appetite - what makes us fat?

Do some people put on weight more easily than others? Professor Sadaf Farooqi from the Wellcome Trust–Medical Research Council Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge is working to answer that question.

She identified the first single gene defect to cause human obesity in patients with a mutation in the leptin gene, published in Nature in 1997 and described their dramatic response to leptin therapy (NEJM 1999; SCIENCE 2007).

Professor Farooqi co-ordinates a programme of ...

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