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Dr. Robert Cabay
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Leptin (Overview)

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 the body handles fat.


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What is leptin?

What is leptin?

A hormone: Hi. Leptin is a hormone made by adipose tissue (fat cells) that has the effect on the satiety center in the hypothalamus in the brain to tell you you're full, it's OK to stop eating. Obese people are leptin resistant, not leptin deficient. A leptin receptor agonist, metreleptin, was recently approved for treatment of people with little/no adipose tissue (generalized lipodystrophy). ...Read more

Dr. Robert Cabay
518 doctors shared insights

Leptin (Overview)

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 the body handles fat.


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How can the leptin diet work?

How can the leptin diet work?

Fat controlling: Hormone , or some times called 'starvation hormone ' controls its deposition , depletion , ( putting fat on or taking it off ) . There is no convincing scientific proof by exogenous intake , ( food or pills ) it will do the same , only one who gets benefit is the one who makes and sells.. Only proven way to loose weight , limiting intake , spending more time in gym , no time on couch ...Read more

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How can the leptin diet work?

How can  the leptin diet work?

It probably doesn't: All diets are the same , low calorie, low carb and some supplements that should suppress appetite, like leptin. The problem is these experiments are conducted in mice and humans do not respond the same way to these meds. Very hard to lose weight but cutting calories and moving more can help. ...Read more

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Does leptin affect your bra size?

Does leptin affect your bra size?

Breast size: There are studies regarding leptin & obesity, breast cancer etc. I don't believe that there is any hard data that leptin will specifically increase your breast size. Maybe one of the breast specialist physicians will weigh in on this. ...Read more

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What happens when leptin levels rise?

What happens when leptin levels rise?

Hunger decreases: Leptin is a neuro-transmitter produced by fat cells that tell the brains that you need calories (starvation indicator), When it falls you get the sensation of hunger. When it rises you become satiated. This may help: http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/the-facts-on-leptin-faq ...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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Which fruits have leptin?

Which fruits have leptin?

May cause weightgain: Recently, a study was published that may possibly exhibit a link between fruit consumption and weight gain. The study determined that high consumption of fructose may well be a cause of leptin resistance. By eating fruit, you can help the natural occurring leptin to help increase your body's metabolism function - high leptin is correlated with leptin resistance. ...Read more

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Are leptin and diabetes related?

Evidence suggests ..: Leptin signals the brain that the body has had enough to eat, producing a feeling of satiety. A very small group of humans possesses homozygous mutations for the leptin gene, leading to a constant desire for food and resulting in severe obesity. Over consumption of carbohydrates without sufficient exercise can lead to Insulin resistance and blood sugar elevation which characterize diabetes. ...Read more

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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 leptin resistance affect metabolism?

Will not obey : Normal function of leptin balances in take and out put, food taken in and energy spent in the body, essential component the appetite control , when not needed will not be hungry , resistance is loss of it, causes to eat more ( obesity). ...Read more