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Neuroendocrinology: New hormone treatment for obesity caused by POMC-deficiency

17:07 EDT 23 Sep 2016 | Nature Publishing

In 1998, two children with congenital adrenal insufficiency and early-onset morbid obesity were found to have causative null mutations in POMC. In a new study, therapy with the melanocortin-4 receptor agonist setmelanotide has for the first time brought hope of a normal life to patients with POMC-deficiency.

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