Revista Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Print version ISSN 0120-0011
FELICIANO ALFONSO, John Edwin; MENDIVIL ANAYA, Carlos Olimpo and SIERRA ARIZA, Iván Darío. Endocannabinoid system: modifying cardiovascular risk factors. Rev.fac.med.unal [online]. 2006, vol.54, n.4, pp. 269-282. ISSN 0120-0011.
The need for an optimal treatment for smoking, obesity and their comorbidities, well-known cardiovascular risk factors; has prompted the search for novel therapeutic targets. This is the case of the endocannabinoid system, involved in several physiological phenomena including the reinforcement of certain behaviors and the regulation of appetite.
Keywords : endocanabinoides; tabaquismo; obesidad; factores de riesgo; receptores canabinoides; leptina; rimonabant.