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What is the leptin hormone?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Paul Vitenas
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: Leptin hormone

Leptin is produced by adipose tissue and is believed to regulate body fat.
Increased leptin levels reduce appetite and increase energy expenditure. Serum levels correlate with fat stores.

In brief: Leptin hormone

Leptin is produced by adipose tissue and is believed to regulate body fat.
Increased leptin levels reduce appetite and increase energy expenditure. Serum levels correlate with fat stores.
Dr. Paul Vitenas
Dr. Paul Vitenas
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