Study: Cannabinoids May Protect Against Cardiovascular Consequences of a High Fat Diet

A study published this month in the journal PLoS One, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Healthcannabis, has found that cannabinoid receptor signalling – which is enhanced through the intake of cannabinoids – may actually protect against some of the negative effects of a high fat diet.

According to the study’s abstract, researchers; “investigated whether sleep-wake and diet-dependent cardiorespiratory control is altered in mice lacking CB1 [cannabinoid] receptors. CB1 receptor knock-out (KO) and intact wild-type (WT) mice were fed standard diet or a HFD [high fat diet] for 3 months, and implanted with a telemetric arterial pressure transducer and electrodes for sleep scoring.”

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