Study Finds Cannabis Protects Against Sepsis

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Study Finds Cannabis Protects Against Sepsis

According to a study published earlier this year by the National Institute of Health, activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something which cannabis does naturallycannabishand – can protect against sepsis, a serious inflammatory illness which is due to a severe reaction to bacteria or germs, which often proves fatal.

During the study, which used mice subjects, researchers found that activation of the cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2R) can “significantly extend the survival rate and decrease serum proinflammatory cytokines” in those with sepsis.

The study concludes that; “All data together showed that CB2R provides a protection and is a potential therapeutic target for the sepsis.”

The study was conducted by researchers at the Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy at Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China.


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  • Anonymous
    September 30, 2013

    if people r too stupid too see how many positive things that marijuana can do I have no faith in humanity I eill always support cannibis for as long as I live

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