Acute exercise modulates cigarette cravings and brain activation in response to smoking-related images: an fMRI study
Janse Van Rensburg, K
Substances of misuse (such as nicotine) are associated with increases in activation within the mesocorticolimbic brain system, a system thought to mediate the rewarding effects of drugs of abuse. Pharmacological treatments have been designed to reduce cigarette cravings during temporary abstinence. Exercise has been found to be an effective tool for controlling cigarette cravings.
This a post-print, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Psychopharmacology. Copyright © 2009 Springer Verlag. The definitive version is available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00213-008-1405-3
Vol. 203, Issue 3, pp. 589 - 598
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