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Study: CBD can Prevent and Induce Cell Death in Cervical Cancer

Cervical CancerA new study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabidiol (CBD) can not only prevent the growth of cervical cancer, it can induce cell death in cervical cancer cell lines.

“In this study we compare the anti-proliferative effects of crude extract of Cannabis sativa and its main compound cannabidiol on different cervical cancer cell lines”, states the study’s abstract. “To achieve our aim, phytochemical screening, MTT assay, cell growth analysis, flow cytometry, morphology analysis, Western blot, caspase 3/7 assay, and ATP measurement assay were conducted.”

According to researchers; “Results obtained indicate that both cannabidiol and Cannabis sativa extracts were able to halt cell proliferation in all cell lines at varying concentrations.”

The study concludes; “In conclusion, these data suggest that cannabidiol… prevent cell growth and induce cell death in cervical cancer cell lines.”

The full study can be found by clicking here.

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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