It is common knowledge in the scientific community that adipose tissue (commonly known as body fat) produces hormones. Leptin, for example, which regulates weight gain.
A breakthrough discovery
In the fall of 2008, the journal “Cell” reported the discovery of a new type of adipose hormone. What was unusual about this one is that it is a “lipokine“, a new class of hormone that is not a steroid or protein–but a fatty acid.
The newly discovered liopkine is called C16:1n7-palmitoleate. It is a particular version of a sixteen-carbon chain derived from the monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) palmitoleic acid.
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