Nicotinic receptor-mediated effects on appetite and food intake.

  title={Nicotinic receptor-mediated effects on appetite and food intake.},
  author={Young-Hwan Jo and David A Talmage and Lorna W Role},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  volume={53 4},
It is well known, although not well understood, that smoking and eating just do not go together. Smoking is associated with decreased food intake and lower body weight. Nicotine, administered either by smoking or by smokeless routes, is considered the major appetite-suppressing component of tobacco. Perhaps the most renowned example of nicotine's influence on appetite and feeding behavior is the significant weight gain associated with smoking cessation. This article presents an overview of the… CONTINUE READING
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