Journal article

The effect of adolescent inhalant abuse on energy balance and growth

Rose Crossin, Ashleigh Qama, Zane B Andrews, Andrew J Lawrence, Jhodie R Duncan

PHARMACOLOGY RESEARCH & PERSPECTIVES | JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The abuse of volatile solvents such as toluene is a significant public health concern, predominantly affecting adolescents. To date, inhalant abuse research has primarily focused on the central nervous system; however, inhalants also exert effects on other organ systems and processes, including metabolic function and energy balance. Adolescent inhalant abuse is characterized by a negative energy balance phenotype, with the peak period of abuse overlapping with the adolescent growth spurt. There are multiple components within the central and peripheral regulation of energy balance that may be affected by adolescent inhalant abuse, such as impaired metabolic signaling, decreased food intake, a..

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