Obesity & Weight Loss
Obesity & Weight Loss
Being overweight is associated with chronic inflammation, diabetes, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Often environmental and genetic factors are in play.
While smoking cannabis appears to be helpful for diabetics managing weight and insulin levels, synthetic cannabinoids could be dangerous.
The Food and Drug Administration bans CBD edibles while routinely promoting dietary poisons.
Coca-Cola is eyeing CBD as a functional food additive, while the beverage giant promotes sugary drinks for overweight children.
β-caryophyllene is a terpene present in cannabis as well as many dark green, leafy vegetables.
Chinese scientists at Shenzhen University describe how the endocannabinoid system may mediate the numerous cognitive effects of exercise.
Dozens of plants – not just cannabis – contain compounds that interact with the endocannabinoid system.
Blocking the CB1 receptor may be useful in medical conditions like metabolic syndrome, but strong inhibitors can have severe side effects.
A new study from scientists at the University of South Carolina described how CB1 inhibition by Rimonabant leads to changes in gene regulation.
Researchers showed that the biochemical response to a high fat diet depends on whether the offspring was male or female.
Weight loss and the consequent savings on health care for obesity-related complications need to be considered in economic and political analyses of cannabis legalization.
Science abstracts on CBD and Obesity & Weight Loss
- The impact of marijuana use on glucose, insulin, and insulin resistance among US adults
- The potential use of cannabidiol in the therapy of metabolic syndrome
- Cannabinoids and endocannabinoids in metabolic disorders with focus on diabetes
- Cannabinol and cannabidiol exert opposing effects on rat feeding patterns
- Cannabis and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for weight loss?
- The endocannabinoid system in obesity and type 2 diabetes
- Role of the endocannabinoid system in abdominal obesity and the implications for cardiovascular risk
- CBD promotes browning in 3T3-L1 adipocytes
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