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Hormones and Eating Behavior

NEURO-EHJ104

Leptin is a hormone important in the short-term regulation of feeding behavior.

Which of the following statements is correct regarding leptin?​

A

Leptin produces a decrease in metabolic rate.

B

Leptin stimulates eating.

C

Leptin levels in the blood are proportional to the fat stores of the body.

D

Leptin release is stimulated by the entry of food into the duodenum.