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What is the leptin hormone?

What is the leptin hormone?

Product of fat cells: Leptin is a very important hormone that is produced by our fat cells (yes fat cells are active and considered an endocrine gland !) and play an important role in appetite regulation. It is believed that many obese people are "leptin resistance" as their appetite is not suppressed despite high leptin levels (leptin acts physiologically as an appetite suppressant). ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: leptin hormone?

What is the definition or description of: leptin hormone?

Adipose hormone: It is an adipose (fat cells)- derived hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, including appetite/hunger and metabolism. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between leptin(hormone) and gaining weight?

What is the relationship between leptin(hormone) and gaining weight?

Leptin is made by fa: Leptin is made by fat cells in response to meals and calorie availability. When energy is present in abundant amounts, fat cells tell your body to consume fewer calories. Obese patients can be "leptin resistant" with high levels of circulating leptin without it having a strong inhibitory effect. ...Read more

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I have gained weight and leptin is high. How do I lower my leptin hormone? Is there any medicine? Should i go to an endocrinologist?

I have gained weight and leptin is high. How do I lower my leptin hormone? Is there any medicine? Should i go to an endocrinologist?

Leptin up if obese: Leptin goes up with obesity. Normally, a high leptin means you are full and you are not hungry. With obesity, the patient gradually becomes resistant to the high leptin and still feels hungry even with a high level of leptin. So, there is no need to see a doctor. Best to go on a careful diet and exercise to lose the weight. ...Read more

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Can leptin hormone of fat cells treat type 1 diabetes?

Can leptin hormone of fat cells treat type 1 diabetes?

No: High leptin levels signify leptin insensitivity - becomes inflammatory marker. Instead if you have diabetes taking chromium supplements 6000mcg per day -as 2000mcg three times a day helps with weight loss fish rich food helps body respond to leptin again. ...Read more

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What are leptin and insulin hormones?

What are leptin and insulin hormones?

Leptin: Is a hormone that regulates energy intake & expenditure, including appetite & metabolism. It acts on the hypothalamus part of the brain where it inhibits appetite by counbteracting the effects of neuropeptide y & anandamide (both are feeding stimulants, and also by increasing synthesis of the appetite suppressant alpha-msh. Lack of leptin causes uncontrollable food intake & obesity. ...Read more

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Is the 'venus factor' diet genuine? As in it says the hormone leptin is why women retain weight/fat. Due to having me, i can no longer excercise

Is the 'venus factor' diet genuine? As in it says the hormone leptin is why women retain weight/fat.  Due to having me, i can no longer excercise

Leptin is a hormone: That mediates long-term regulation of energy balance, suppresses food intake and thereby induces weight loss. Resistance to leptin can cause obesity. Venus factor is a rigorous program. Seek individualized plan relevant to your situation with physical therapist and/or nutritionist, and improve sleep hygiene as good sleep increases leptin. Consider leptin resistance diet and lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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Leptin and ghrelin hormones and obesity. Is there a connection?

Leptin and ghrelin hormones and obesity. Is there a connection?

Yes: There are many hormones that help modulate energy balance in the body. Leptin is one hormone (of many) that makes you feel full. Ghrelin is one hormone (of many) that makes you feel hungry. There are other hormones and neurotransmitters that keep the system redundant and hard to modify. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for under- or over-activation of the hormone pathway for leptin?

What are the treatments for under- or over-activation of the hormone pathway for leptin?

Weight management: Leptin is made by the fat cell and correlates strongly with weight/obesity. If you gain weight, fat cells get bigger, and leptin increases. Lose weight, and it goes down. Lose too much weight and it gets too low, and this accounts for the loss of menstruation in very thin women. ...Read more

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Which type of food unleashes leptin in the body?

Which type of  food unleashes  leptin in the body?

Oral glutamine: Digestive tract cannot absorb leptin, so even if you could find a food rich in leptin it wouldn't help - forget about finding foods rich in leptin. The body has to create it's own leptin. You want is for your body to respond to leptin more efficiently (ultimately resulting in lower leptin levels!). As you lose weight, leptin levels drop, because fat itself causes the body to produce more leptin. ...Read more

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Which type of food decreases leptin?

Which type of food decreases leptin?

Supplement glutamine: Instead of focusing on leptin diet if you take l-glutamine supplements 1000mg at night and any time you have cravings you can turn on the satiation response in brain and naturally start the weight loss. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I have a normal leptin level?

How can I find out if I have a normal leptin level?

Biochemical markers: There is no known standardized test at this time. Leptin levels are . The following findings correlate with leptin resistance: morning blood sugar > 95; hbac1n >5.6; positive microalbumin test; elevated LDL and triglycerides with a low hdl; low testosterone levels in men; non alcohollic fatty liver disease (ultrasound test); polycystic ovarian syndrome in women; central obesity pattern. ...Read more

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Is there an after effect of a 'leptin deficiency'?

Is there an after effect of a 'leptin deficiency'?

Fat hormone: Leptons are hypothesized to be a hormone released to control fat metabolism. It has been shown in mice to be effective in fat control, but not in humans. At this point, there are no significant effects of a deficiency. ...Read more

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Is it worth buying supplements to promote leptins?

Is it worth buying supplements to promote leptins?

Probably not: I am not aware of supplements that increase leptin. Weight gain increases leptin, and weight loss decreases it. I would not believe a testimonial that made these claims. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what can you tell me about leptin?

Need doctor's help! what can you tell me about leptin?

Fat distribution ;: Metabolism leptin is involved , as in starvation , produced by fat cells , its fine balance help deposition ; distribution . So many products are on market with premise will loose weight by its use , but lacks scientific support .Only way to loose wt is by eating less , healthy diet , exercises ( daily ) , more time in gym less time as couch potato. To burn 1 lb of fat you need to burn 3500 cal. ...Read more

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Besides leptin, what's another biomarker for obesity.?

Besides leptin, what's another biomarker for obesity.?

There are several: There are several factors including ghrelin and also Insulin metabolism that are important. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between leptin and gaining weight?

What is the relationship between leptin and gaining weight?

Leptin resistance: Studies are finding, however, that the majority of overweight individuals that are having difficulty losing weight have varying degrees of leptin resistance. The leptin is unable to produce its normal effects of weight loss, with the severity correlating with the degree of obesity. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Cabay
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Leptin (Definition)

Leptin is a hormone (a chemical made in one part of the body that is carried by the blood to other parts of the body) made by fat cells, and may have effects on appetite and the way ...Read more


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Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more