If your a filthy fagger, you’ve no doubt said to yourself ‘fluff it — quitting puts on 2 dress sizes!’ Just for a change, your right.
Researchers have discovered that nicotine decreases the want of food via the activation of Pro-opiomelanocortin – POMC – neurons. (Mutations in the POMC gene have been associated with early onset obesity, adrenal insufficiency, and red hair-pigmentation)
Importantly, the researchers have shown that nicotine causes a dip in appetite via a different pathway to the one that it triggers addiction through.
This means that it’s possible to make a drug that isn’t addictive, but still has nicotine’s goodly appetite-suppressing powers. We don’t usually cut and paste posts, we have to make an exception here, the abstract for this study is overtly clever. Read the full article »»»»