Weight Loss Resources

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Complexities of Obesity

  • AGRP: agouti-related peptide
  • α-MSH: α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone
  • GHSR: growth hormone secretagogue receptor
  • INSR: insulin receptor; LepR: leptin receptor
  • MC4R: melanocortin-4 receptor
  • NPY: neuropeptide Y
  • POMC: proopiomelanocortin
  • PYY: peptide YY
  • Y1R: neuropeptide Y1 receptor
  • Y2R: neuropeptide Y2 receptor

Apovian CM, Aronne LJ, Bessesen D et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100:342-362.


Weight loss is a highly individualized process. No individual result should be seen as typical.