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NIH Research Matters December 7, 2021

Brain receptor linked to puberty and growth

Researchers identified a brain receptor that links childhood nutrition to the timing of puberty and growth.

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Nature JANUARY 1, 2021

MC3R links nutritional state to childhood growth and the timing of puberty

BYH Lam et al

The state of somatic energy stores in metazoans is communicated to the brain, which regulates key aspects of behaviour, growth, nutrient partitioning and development …

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