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Does Brain Cell Growth Drive Weight Loss?

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Science  28 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5748, pp. 602
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5748.602a

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On page 679 of this issue of Science, researchers propose that the long-lasting effect of a compound that triggers significant slimming in mice and humans is caused by the growth of new neurons in the brain's appetite-control center.