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Potential for nicotine treatment to control obesity

Added: Thursday 23 June 2011

US scientists have identified which neurons are activated by nicotine to curb appetite in smokers. The scientists, from Yale University and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, have established that these are not the same neurons which trigger tobacco cravings. This raises the possibility of a nicotine-based treatment for obesity without the attendant risks of tobacco addiction.

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