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Cannabis Could Be Key To Treating Anorexia, According To Study


anorexia study treatment marijuanaCourtesy of The Joint Blog

new study published by the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging has found that anorexia causes a “widespread transient disturbance” in the body’s endocannabinoid system, indicating that cannabis consumption could solve much of the problem by fixing this disturbance.

According to the study’s abstract; “Using [18F]MK-9470 and small animal positron emission tomography (PET), we investigated for the first time cerebral changes in type 1 cannabinoid (CB1) receptor binding in vivo in the activity-based rat model of anorexia (ABA), in comparison to distinct motor- and food-related control conditions and in relation to gender and behavioural variables.”

Researchers found that their data points to “a widespread transient disturbance of the endocannabinoid transmission, specifically for CB1 receptors in the ABA model. Our data also suggest (1) gender effects on regional CB1 receptor binding in the hippocampus and (2) add further proof to the validity of the ABA model to mimic aspects of human disease.”

This indicates – although more testing is certainly needed – that cannabis could treat anorexia, given that its consumption can clear disturbances in the body’s endocannabinoid system.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com


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  1. I was diagnosed with anorexia as a 15 year old girl. I have used Cannabis to “keep it in chess”, ever since. Not only does it stimulate my appetite and ability to compose good food, but I believe THC has stimulated parts of my brain that have given me a greater sense of self and more creative ways of handling the underlying issues to my disorder.
    A gram a day, keeps my doctor away!

  2. Didnt I just read a study a few months ago saying those who use Marijuana are thinner then they would otherwise be???

  3. aside from all the hullaballoo..it’s plain to see pot changes brain chemistry and causes the munchies, which in turn at least temporarily cures anorexia

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