Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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Big Bellies: Pregnancy & Obesity

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A mother’s diet while she’s pregnant is known to affect the child’s eventual food preferences. A new animal study from scientists in the U.S. and Brazil examines how a high-fat diet during pregnancy influences the offspring’s predisposition to obesity and related complications later in life, and this appears to be mediated by changes in the endocannabinoid system.

CBD & Autism

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In his first article of the new year, Raphael Mechoulam and other Israeli scientists look at the “real life experiences of medical cannabis treatment in autism.” Published in Nature, the study found that just under a third of patients report significant improvements and over half report moderate improvements while using CBD-rich oil derived from cannabis (30% CBD, 1-2% THC). The improvements include decreased aggression and agitation, fewer seizures, and better sleep, appetite and ability to concentrate.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

ASD, is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction, language, and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors. Roughly 30% of those diagnosed with ASD have seizures. Other symptoms may include learning disabilities, ADHD, OCD, depression, or anxiety.

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