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Scientists Finally Discover How Leptin, a Hormone Made by Body Fat, Curbs Hunger

UTRECHT, Netherlands — The protein leptin has long been studied for its role in weight loss. Released by fat cells, it acts as an appetite-suppressing hormone. Previous research has shown the effects of leptin on the hypothalamus, however, the specific mechanism by which the hormone curbs hunger was still unknown — until now. A recent…

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