American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A peptide hormone neurotransmitter produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of appetite.
- Ancient Greek λεπτός ("thin") + -in (Wiktionary)
“By comparing these mice with normal mice, researchers at Rockefeller University isolated a substance they called leptin from the Greek word meaning thin: leptos as being a hormone that the obese mice were not producing.”
“Some of these genetic differences will probably involve a hormone called leptin, which is produced by fat cells.”
“In fact, many leading nutrition coaches for competitive bodybuilders attempt to stave off reductions in leptin with periodic “refeeds”.”
“Last summer scientists found a hormone called leptin that may help set body weight, and two weeks ago they found receptors for that protein in the brain.”
“The formula, which contains a hormone called leptin, was developed in response to animal studies that suggested early exposure to leptin could reduce the urge to eat in the long term.”
“Also, the fat itself, the excess fat as you see there, could release a hormone known as leptin, and that could be a mood enhancer as well.”
“For example: In the early 1990s a hormone called leptin, which suppresses appetite, was discovered.”
“Glucose controls insulin release, which in turn controls a hormone called leptin, which controls apetite and satiety in the brain.”
“The animals that improved had lower levels of a fat hormone called leptin, indicating a significant shift in metabolism.”
“TUESDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A fat hormone known as leptin controls a gene in the liver that's linked to the dampening of diabetes in animals, researchers have found.”
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