Study: Nicotine-based drugs reduce fat, food intake in mice

07/26/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

Using nicotine- and cytisine-based drugs helped mice reduce body fat by 15% to 20% and reduce food intake by up to 50%, researchers at Yale University found. Nicotine-based drugs activated appetite-regulating pro-opiomelanocortin cells, which may be helpful in addressing obesity and other metabolic disorders, experts said.

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