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CTR Enrichment Series: Melanocortin 3 Receptor and Pediatric Obesity

Date: February 3, 2020

Jack A. Yanovski, M.D., Ph.D., is chief of the Section on Growth and Obesity in the Program on Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics. Dr. Yanovski has carried out a series of clinical studies related to the evaluation and treatment of overweight and obesity in children and adults, as well as laboratory investigations of the molecular etiologies of obesity. His randomized controlled trials have elucidated the limitations of current pharmacotherapeutic approaches for treatment of pediatric obesity and his observational studies have demonstrated the importance of disinhibited eating behaviors for pediatric obesity. His lab has also elucidated the roles of the melanocortin 3 receptor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in human body weight regulation. Read more about Dr. Yanovski.

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