Study Finds THC Inhibits Weight Gain

By NORML

budcannabisCalgary, Canada: THC administration prevents weight gain in mice fed a high fat diet, according to preclinical trials data published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Investigators at the University of Calgary and at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario assessed the impact of small, daily doses of THC in diet-induced obese mice. They reported that THC intake inhibited increased fat. They concluded, “Chronic THC treatment … prevented high fat diet-induced increases in body weight.”

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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.cbd

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.”

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