Researchers Claim Smoking Pot Might Help Cure Obesity-Related Diseases
Jul 10, 2012 11:34
Is your obesity-related health issue bringing you down? Then it might be time to get high by
toking up. At least, that's what researchers at the U.K.'s GW
Pharmaceuticals are claiming.
The researchers have discovered two compounds in cannabis leaves that increase the amount of energy the body burns. Tests done on animals showed these compounds may help treat type two diabetes while also reducing levels of cholesterol in the blood stream and fat in important organs like the liver.
Researchers are now conducting clinical trials in 200 patients, with
the aim of creating a drug that can treat people suffering from
"metabolic syndrome," in which diabetes, high blood pressure, and
obesity combine to form the perfect storm of heart disease and stroke.
And if you think that's nothing, compounds THCV and
cannabidiol found in cannabis which were previously blamed for causing "the munchies" were also found to have an appetite
suppressing effect. Tests in mice also revealed a boost in metabolism, which subsequently lead to lower levels of liver fat and
Although cannabis is illegal, GW Pharmaceuticals has a license to grow the bud in a secret facility in southern England. The company is also currently working on developing cannabis-based drugs to treat multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.
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