Published: The Journal of Pediatrics
Authors: R H Lustig 1 , S R Rose, G A Burghen, P Velasquez-Mieyer, D C Broome, K Smith, H Li, M M Hudson, R L Heideman, L E Kun
Hypothalamic obesity is a rare sequela of cranial insult, for which pathogenesis and treatment remain obscure. In rodents ventromedial hypothalamic damage causes hyperphagia, obesity, hyperinsulinism, and insulin resistance. Reduction of insulin secretion in humans may attenuate weight gain.