Cigarette smoking may reduce plasma leptin concentration via catecholamines.

  title={Cigarette smoking may reduce plasma leptin concentration via catecholamines.},
  author={Janne E Reseland and H{\aa}vard H. Mundal and Kristin Hollung and F. Haugen and Naeem Zahid and Sigmund Alfred Anderssen and Christian A. Drevon},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  volume={73 1},
BACKGROUND Leptin might influence body weight among smokers. DESIGN (A) Screening of plasma leptin levels in 222 sedentary, smoking and non-smoking middle-aged men. (B) Double-blind, placebo-controlled smoking intervention on smokers (n=31). (C) Non-smokers (n=40) received chewing gum with nicotine (2mg nicotine, n=23) or without nicotine (n=19). (D) The effects of nicotine (0.05 and 0.5 microg/mL) were monitored on leptin secretion and mRNA levels in a human placental cell line (BeWo… CONTINUE READING

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