Cannibis Can Stunt Your Growth, But...
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, discovered that cannibis, specifically the type 1 cannabinoid receptor (CB1), can activate a molecule in the body that affects bone growth and deterioration.
The researchers injected CB1-like compounds into young mice The compounds actually increased the rate at which new bone tissue was destroyed, virtually stunting bone growth.
But when the same CB1 compound was injected into middle-aged mice, its impact was quite different. In fact, it decreased bone loss and prevented the build-up of fat in the bone that normally results in osteoporosis.
So, what's good for us older folks, actually is not so good for the young. Don't reach for the joint or brownie quite yet, though, babes and dudes....
Stuart Ralston, the Arthritis Research Campaign Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Edinburgh, who led the study, said: "This is an exciting step forward, but we must recognise that these are early results and more tests are needed on the effects of cannabis in humans to determine how the effects differ with age in people.
"We plan to conduct further trials soon and hope the results will help to deliver new treatments that will be of value in the fight against osteoporosis."
via Science Daily
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