What effect does leptin have on my body?

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Jorge Cruise
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Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York showed that when leptin, a hormon that helps control appetite, was produced, it directly contributed to a decrease in abdominal fat. Without the right amounts of leptin, your body is programmed to store fat in your abdominal region. The most revealing studies were published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, which showed that the proper levels of leptin decreased abdominal fat by 32% and an extraordinary 62%, respectively. Making sure your diet contains foods that will regularly stimulate leptin production is essential to belly fat loss.

Foods that will regularly stimulate the production of leptin include proteins, fats and complex carbs.
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