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Discovery

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Science & Medicine

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Discovery: Crucial role of Leptin in the body

December 5th, 2011

Episode 115 of 564 episodes

Leptin, a hormone produced by fat cells, failed to be a wonder solution to obesity 20 years ago. But now scientists believe it's critical to how the body works. Vivienne Parry investigates.

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