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Leptin and Eating Behavior

NEURO-BJKZ24

Leptin is a hormone released by fat cells and works as a long-term eating behavior regulator. An important function of leptin, that results in the inhibition of eating, is to

A

increase the entry of insulin into the brain.

B

activate CCK receptors in the brain.

C

inactivate receptors that control the release of hypothalamic NPY and AGRP.

D

decrease the release of NPY in the hypothalamus.