New Study: Cannabinoid Receptor Deficiency May Lead to Heart Failure

A new study published in this month’s issue of the International Journal of Cardiology , and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoid receptor deficiency may lead to heart failureWTCannabis. If this is the case, cannabis consumption would combat this failure, given that it naturally activates our body’s cannabinoid receptors.

According to the study, “The endocannabinoid system is known to play a role in regulating myocardial contractility, but the influence of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) deficiency on chronic heart failure (CHF) remains unclear. In this study we attempted to investigate the effect of CB1 deficiency on CHF induced by pressure overload and the possible mechanisms involved.”

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Activation of Cannabinoid Receptors May Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study published by the journal Neurobiology of Aging has found promising evidence to suggest that Alzheimer’s disease is significantly worsened by a deficiency in Medical_Symbolthe body’s cannabinoid receptors, indicating that the disease could be treated with cannabis, which naturally activates these receptors.

For the study, researchers implanted mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and examined a control group compared to a group which was deficient in cannabinoid receptors. Researchers found that the mice which were deficient in a particular cannabinoid receptor “showed impaired learning and memory deficits” compared to the control group.

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