Cannabis Could Help Treat Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Which Affect Millions, First Study Shows

Marijuana ingredient mimics body’s inflammation off-switch and could lead to new drug targets for Crohn’s and colitis.

Chemicals in cannabis can mimic the signals the body uses to regulate inflammation in the gut and could help treat serious chronic bowel conditions like Chron’s disease and ulcerative colitis, scientists have said.

Research from the University of Bath said the findings could help explain why some patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) report medical marijuana can help their symptoms.

The trials are only in mice at this stage, but could lead to new drug targets for disorders which affect millions of people around the world.

– Read the entire article at Independent.

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