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Leptin

Leptin is a well-known adipokine (a signalling molecule made in body fat) that acts as a nutrient sensor and increases metabolic rate during periods of overfeeding. Its secretion is sensitive to carbohydrate ingestion, and its elevation during dieting desired.

Our evidence-based analysis on leptin features 5 unique references to scientific papers.

Research analysis led by and reviewed by the Examine team.
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