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The presently disclosed subject matter relates to a method for predicting increased risk of obesity on a non-obese subject. More particularly, the presently disclosed subject matter relates to a method of predicting increased risk of obesity in a non-obese subject by determining a level of neurotensin expression in a biological sample from the subject and comparing the level of neurotensin expression in the sample with a control level. The presently disclosed subject matter further relates to a method of preventing and/or treating obesity in a subject in need thereof by administering to the subject an effective amount of an agent that inhibits neurotensin.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Evers, B. Mark; Li, Jing; Dobner, Paul; and Melander, Olle, "Method of Predicting Obesity Comprising Measuring Neurotensin" (2019). Surgery Faculty Patents. 11.