A clinical perspective on peptides and food intake

Jules Hirsch, Rudolph L. Leibel, Streamson C. Chua

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Viewed from a clinical perspective, it is difficult to generate enthusiasm for the likelihood of finding a peptide that could be helpful in the treatment of obesity. A deeper understanding of obesity, as will emerge from molecular biology, is more likely to point the way to a useful peptide than further evaluations of the clinical dilemmas posed by obesity. However, a clinical perspective may be useful in pointing the way to a system that needs to be examined by molecular biology and also to inject caution in the evaluation of early findings when peptides are used in treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296S-298S
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Adipose tissue
  • Energy expenditure
  • Hypothalamus
  • Muscle metabolism
  • Neuropeptide Y

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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