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The invention relates to the use of nicotinic acid and nicotinic acid esters, such as nicotinic acid alkyl esters, to increase the amount of leptin in a subject. As a result, one can treat conditions, such as conditions characterized by wounds, by administering sufficient amounts of nicotinic acid or nicotinic acid ester to increase leptin levels to alleviating amounts. Various conditions and modes of treatment are disclosed.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US), Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (US)
Jacobson, Elaine L.; Jacobson, Myron; and Kim, Hyuntae, "Methods for Increasing Leptin Levels Using Nicotinic Acid Compounds" (2004). Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences Faculty Patents. 10.