New Study Finds Cannabinoid Receptor Activation May Treat Obesity
A new study published by the National Institute of Health has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something which cannabis does naturally – has the potential to help manage weight, including the potential to treat obesity.
According to the study, “Apart from its significant weight-loss efficacy in DIO mice, compound 4 [a cannabinoid receptor agonist] displays also clean 163 off-target profiles and is currently under development for treating obesity and the related metabolic syndrome.”
Although the study didn’t specifically use cannabis, it can be assumed that cannabis will similarly (and likely more effectively) treat obesity, given that it activates the body’s cannabinoid receptors, while also supplying the body with hundreds of other useful compounds.
The study can be found in full by clicking here.