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What does PYY stand for?

PYY stands for Peptide YY

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These include the fat-derived hormones leptin and adiponectin; gut-derived hormones such as peptide YY (PYY), glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and ghrelin; and the hypothalamic regulator of energy balance, neuropeptide Y (NPY).
2), (4), (5) Glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP), peptide YY (PYY), and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) are all gut-derived signaling molecules that control appetite.
Multiple studies in humans and animals indicate that surgery triggers reductions in ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger, and elevates levels of peptide YY and glucagon-like peptide-1, both of which act as appetite suppressants.