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August 13, 2002
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Weight Management Center- SOURCE NOTE  

An experiment on both animals and humans, reported in a recent issue of the journal Nature, might help scientists develop a new drug to curb appetite. Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D., F.A.C.P., director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center http://www.jhbmc.jhu.edu/weight/ and associate professor of Medicine and Human Nutrition at Johns Hopkins, is available to discuss the study and its findings.

Cheskin, a leading expert on obesity and weight control, is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, a principal investigator on several research grants and a frequent contributor to research and popular articles on the topic of weight management.

Cheskin can discuss these issues regarding the study on, the hormone drug PYY3-36:

SOURCE: Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D., F.A.C.P. Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center


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