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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Fatty McOversized AgRP 

Yale researchers have found a set of neurons, the agouti-related peptide-expressing (AgRP) ones, are critical to eating behavior and weight regulation. When they killed these neurons in adult mice, they became acutely anorexic. Probably not a viable alternative to good old diet and exercise, or even to Atkins and crankiness, but perhaps it will lead to some good therapies for people with real eating disorders.

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