Drugs, exercise, and the melanocortin-4 receptor-different means, same ends: Treating obesity

Jay W. Schaub, Erin B. Bruce, Carrie Haskell-Luevano

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Abstract

As the percentage of obese humans expands, new options for weight loss are being explored. Body weight homeostasis is the result of a balance between energy intake (food) and expenditure (activity). A shift in homeostasis into a negative balance results in weight loss. Two potential options available for the management of body weight, as related to the melanocortin system, are exercise (increase energy expenditure) and drugs targeting the melanocortin- 4 receptors for satiety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMelanocortins
Subtitle of host publicationMultiple Actions and Therapeutic Potential
Pages49-60
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume681
ISSN (Print)0065-2598

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