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Schizophrenia and weight gain: A new explanation?

Schizophrenia and weight gain: A new explanation?

Date:
February 4, 2015
Source:
University of Montreal. (2015, February 4). Schizophrenia and weight gain: A new explanation?. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 1, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150204125558.htm
ScienceDaily Summary:
Cannabinoids may be involved in the weight gain that occurs in people with schizophrenia who are treated with the antipsychotic olanzapine, according to a pilot study.

Journal Reference:
Stéphane Potvin, Ovidiu V. Lungu, Emmanuel Stip. Anandamide Is Involved in Appetite-Related Amygdala Hyperactivations in Schizophrenia Patients Treated With OlanzapineJournal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2015; 35 (1): 82 DOI: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000236

What effect does marijuana really have on weight gain?

What effect does marijuana really have on weight gain?

Source:
Université de Montréal. (2015, June 30). What effect does marijuana really have on weight gain?. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 1, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150630080147.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
While cannabis alters the functions of neurobiological circuits controlling appetite, its effect on weight gain is complex since several factors appear to be involved. The main finding of the study shows that long-term cannabis use indeed influences weight gain, although its effects may differ by gender.

Journal Reference:
Emily Dubé, Jennifer O’Loughlin, Igor Karp, Didier Jutras-Aswad. Cigarette smoking may modify the association between cannabis use and adiposity in malesPharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 2015; 135: 121 DOI: 10.1016/j.pbb.2015.04.018

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