Endocannabinoids and food intake: newborn suckling and appetite regulation in adulthood.

  title={Endocannabinoids and food intake: newborn suckling and appetite regulation in adulthood.},
  author={Ester Fride and Tatyana Bregman and Tim C. Kirkham},
  journal={Experimental biology and medicine},
  volume={230 4},
The appetite-stimulating effects of the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa) have been known since ancient times, and appear to be effected through the incentive and rewarding properties of foods. Investigations into the biological basis of the multiple effects of cannabis have yielded important breakthroughs in recent years: the discovery of two cannabinoid receptors in brain and peripheral organ systems, and endogenous ligands (endocannabinoids) for these receptors. These advances have greatly… CONTINUE READING
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