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New Study Finds Cannabis May Help Combat Osteoporosis in Men With Prostate Disease

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A new study has found evidence that cannabis may help treat osteoporosis, specifically in men suffering from prostate disease.

According to researchers from Konkuk University, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, a substantial portion of men with prostatic disease have an increased risk of bone loss, but activating cannabinoid receptors can help combat these effects. Scientists induced prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland) in rats and administered a cannabinoid agonist. The enhanced cannabinoid receptor expression caused an upregulation of osteoblastogenesis, or an increase in bone growth, while inhibiting the prostatic hyperplasia.

Study: Cannabis May Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

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A new study being published in the upcoming issue of the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of health, has found that a cannabinoid receptor agonist can successfully help against some of the primary symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), indicating that cannabis, which is a natural agonist to the body’s cannabinoid receptors, may provide a treatment option for the condition.

Cannabis May Improve Motor Symptoms, Stimulate Neuroprotective Processes In Those With Huntington’s Disease

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A study published this month in the journal Neuropharmacology, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that prolonged administration of a compound meant to mimic the effects of cannabis can improve motor symptoms and stimulate neuroprotective processes in those with Huntington’s disease.