Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have made a breakthrough in osteoporosis research.
They have found that chemicals called endogenous cannabinoids, related chemically to cannabis,
Yes, marijuana-related compounds can somehow make osteoporosis worse.
This type of cannabinoids is produced naturally in our bodies.
Blocking them and their attachment to receptors in our bodies and bone tissue can help fight osteoporosis.
And luckily enough, Science has managed to make drugs that can actually do that. (why, I don’t know; but whatever…)
So, the hope is those medications can be used to help slow down the progress of osteoporosis.
It’s also very encouraging that this potential new class of future-drugs could have fewer side effects and undesirable properties than some of the ones currently used to treat that bone disease.
So if you’re going on that vacation to Amsterdam,
Do yourself a favor and at least put some Viactiv soft-chews in the brownies to slow your impending osteoporosis down a little.
Photo Credits: “Roach?”, by Raimund Koch