Can we make drugs based on leptin to increase satiety?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Marijuana turns off leptin, the hormone that signals fullness, which is one big reason why pot smokers get the munchies. It also highlights an area that's a promising new approach to weight-loss drugs. By figuring out how the drug turns off the gene that produces leptin, we'll be able to figure out how to turn it on -- to keep leptin (and thus satiety levels) high. The prototype drug has done great in trials and symbolized a new generation of smart weight-loss medications that work hormonally.
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