Cigarette Smoking and Brain Regulation of Energy Homeostasis

@inproceedings{Chen2012CigaretteSA,
  title={Cigarette Smoking and Brain Regulation of Energy Homeostasis},
  author={Hui Chen and Sonia Saad and Shaun L. Sandow and Paul P Bertrand},
  booktitle={Front. Pharmacol.},
  year={2012}
}
Cigarette smoking is an addictive behavior, and is the primary cause of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, and cancer (among other diseases). Cigarette smoke contains thousands of components that may affect caloric intake and energy expenditure, although nicotine is the major addictive substance present, and has the best described actions. Nicotine exposure from cigarette smoke can change brain feeding regulation to reduce appetite via both energy homeostatic and reward mechanisms, causing a… CONTINUE READING

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3:147. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2012.00147 This article was submitted to Frontiers in Neuropharmacology, a specialty of Frontiers in Pharmacology

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