THE ENDOCRINE FUNCTION OF ADIPOSE
Several new hormones continue to be identified. Leptin is one such hormone secreted by
adipose tissue.When glucose and lipids are absorbed by adipose tis-sue, leptin
is secreted. One of the functions of leptin is to affect neurons in the nervous
system, producing a sense of satisfaction and suppression of appetite. Leptin
also facilitates the secretion of GnRH and go-nadotropin synthesis, which could
be the cause of later puberty onset in thin girls and menstrual cycle
irregularity in women with low body fat content.