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LeptinIs this a real hormone? Does it play a significant

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Is this a real hormone?
Does it play a significant role in weight loss/gain?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 2 years ago.
Hi there, I am Dr.Customerand pleased to answer your question. Leptin is, in fact a hormone build by the fat cells of our body. Leptin tells the brain that we had enough to eat. So the idea to takte Leptin supplements to lose weight is a good one. But the supplements you can buy at this time are worthless, because they do not contain Leptin butonly substances that promise to "balance the leptin function". These substances could not prove any efficacy. So we will have to wait until research brings as artificial Leptin to help to lose weight.