LEPTIN

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a protein which is stored and secreted by fat cells which swell to accommodate the fat levels in the blood. Leptin has been shown to help regulate food intake.

LEPTIN: "One of the many proteins found in fat cells is leptin which is involved in a range of processes."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "LEPTIN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/leptin/ (accessed July 4, 2022).

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