Leptin may play a role in hearing and vision loss, zebrafish study suggests

Leptin — commonly dubbed the “fat hormone” — does more than tell the brain when to eat. A new study suggests that leptin may play a role in hearing and vision loss. This discovery, made in zebrafish treated to produce low leptin, could ultimately help doctors better understand sensory loss in humans. Follow this link to learn more about the study.

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