Chronic Cocaine Use Reduces The Body’s Ability To Store Fat

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"Research suggests that chronic cocaine use causes profound metabolic changes, reducing the body’s ability to store fat.

The scientists found that cocaine use may cause profound metabolic changes which can result in dramatic weight gain during recovery, a distressing phenomenon that can lead to relapse. It was previously widely believed that cocaine suppresses the appetite and that the problematic weight gain during rehabilitation was a result of patients substituting food for drugs."

This article from Addiction Facts summarizes a study from the National Institute for Biotechnology Information. The study explores the effects of cocaine on the body's ability to store fat.