2 Jun 2016

Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens, a new study says. Previous studies in adults concluded that spexin is likely involved in regulating the body’s energy balance and fat mass. Teens with the lowest levels of spexin were more than five times as likely to be obese than those with the highest levels of the hormone, the researchers found. (HealthDay News, 5/24)

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