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.

Articles in Obesity & Weight Loss

 A pair of hands wearing blue latex gloves holds a bare hand and a glucose moniter. There is a large illustrated drop of blood between the bare diabetic person's hand and the glucose monitor. The background is blue.
While smoking cannabis appears to be helpful for diabetics managing weight and insulin levels, synthetic cannabinoids could be dangerous.
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The Food and Drug Administration bans CBD edibles while routinely promoting dietary poisons.
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Coca-Cola is eyeing CBD as a functional food additive, while the beverage giant promotes sugary drinks for overweight children.
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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.
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Blocking the CB1 receptor may be useful in medical conditions like metabolic syndrome, but strong inhibitors can have severe side effects.
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A new study from scientists at the University of South Carolina described how CB1 inhibition by Rimonabant leads to changes in gene regulation.
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Researchers showed that the biochemical response to a high fat diet depends on whether the offspring was male or female
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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.

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