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THE ENDOCRINE FUNCTION OF ADIPOSE TISSUE
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.
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