Pharmacological Effects and Regulatory Mechanisms of Tobacco Smoking Effects on Food Intake and Weight Control

@article{Hu2018PharmacologicalEA,
  title={Pharmacological Effects and Regulatory Mechanisms of Tobacco Smoking Effects on Food Intake and Weight Control},
  author={Tongyuan Hu and Zhongli Yang and Ming D. Li},
  journal={Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology},
  year={2018},
  volume={13},
  pages={453-466}
}
Beyond promoting smoking initiation and preventing smokers from quitting, nicotine can reduce food intake and body weight and thus is viewed as desirable by some smokers, especially many women. During the last several decades, the molecular mechanisms underlying the inverse correlation between smoking and body weight have been investigated extensively in both animals and humans. Nicotine’s weight effects appear to result especially from the drug’s stimulation of α3β4 nicotine acetylcholine… 

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