Your body produces many hormones that help you eat the right amount of food and maintain a healthy weight. Leptin is one of them. Leptin hormone is produced by your fat cells. When it has more fat, it produces more leptin. After your fat cells make leptin, it travels through the bloodstream to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the part of your brain that regulates hunger, thirst, mood, and many other physical functions. When the leptin receptors in the hypothalamus interact with the hormone leptin, they send satiety signals to your brain. Leptin is the way your body tells your brain to stop eating because it has all the stored energy (fat) it needs. Leptin has other functions in your body, but most dieters are more interested in leptin for weight loss. Researchers began studying leptin in the 1990s and are continuing to investigate ways the hormone can help you lose weight and maintain pounds.
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