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CHILD OBESITY CONFERENCE
Researcher scheduled to speak at child obesity conference in Huntington
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3:23 AM EDT
A scientist who assisted in the discovery of a hormone that helps regulate appetite and body weight is the featured speaker at a childhood obesity conference in Huntington.
The work by Friedman and Douglas Coleman of the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, showed that obesity is frequently linked to metabolic disruptions, or the lack of leptin, rather than being a self-induced problem.
Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen Bowling also is scheduled to address the conference.