About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us

Cannabis - A Boon to Anorexia Sufferers

by Jayashree on September 4, 2007 at 5:35 PM
Cannabis - A Boon to Anorexia Sufferers

Cannabis may be able to help anorexia sufferers claims international nutrition expert Dr Elliot Berry.

Dr Berry, from Israel's Hadassah University Hospital, has based his finding on a research he conducted which found that cannabis could help women with the eating disorder by stimulating appetite.


As a part of his research, Dr Berry, a consultant to the World Health Organisation, conducted a trial using cannabis in an oil form to treat anorexia.

He found that early results showed that the drug stimulated a chemical in the brain boosting appetite in malnourished people.

"It is given in very low doses, no one is going to get high and no one is going over the top," News.com.au quoted him, as telling the Daily Telegraph.

"The brain already has receptors which produce some substances like cannabis. We have found that people who are malnourished don't produce these substances."

"This could help the treatment and speed up the process while the person still receives psychological help," he said.

Source: ANI
Font : A-A+



Recommended Readings

Latest Diet & Nutrition News

Impact of Ginger on Immune Function
Fresh findings bolster the case for utilizing ginger supplements in the management of autoimmune disorders.
The Surprising Link Between Food and Mood
Study establishes a connection between an increased risk of depression and the consumption of ultra-processed foods.
Unhealthy Snacking May Raise Risk of Metabolic Diseases
By replacing healthy meals with unhealthy snacks, one-fourth of people counteract the benefits of wholesome meals, increasing their risk of metabolic disorders.
Secret Behind America's Junk Food Obsession
Recent study underscores that food items from tobacco-affiliated companies exhibit a higher level of "hyperpalatability" compared to their rivals.
Keto Diet: A Recipe for PCOS Women to Boost Their Fertility
The Keto diet may improve reproductive health in PCOS women, reducing testosterone levels & aiding weight loss.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
Greetings! How can I assist you?MediBot

Cannabis - A Boon to Anorexia Sufferers Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests