Obesity due to melanocortin 4 receptor deficiency

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Obesity due to melanocortin 4 receptor deficiency

Synonyms: MC4R deficiency

Melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) deficiency is the commonest form of monogenic obesity identified so far. MC4R deficiency is characterised by severe obesity an increase in lean body mass and bone mineral density increased linear growth in early childhood hyperphagia beginning in the first year of life and severe hyperinsulinaemia in the presence of preserved reproductive function.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version March 2024

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