Can The Body’s Endocannabinoids Fight Intestinal Infections? This Research Suggests They Can
Mice study shows molecules in the body that share features with cannabis may be able to block bacteria before it can lead to disease.
A new U.S. mice study offers promise for advancing understanding of how cannabis can help lessen the symptoms of various bowel conditions, insight that could lead to new ways of fighting gastrointestinal (GI) infections.
Published online this month in Cell, the study led by the University of Texas, Southwestern (UTSW) shed light on how the body’s endocannabinoids, which share features with chemicals found in cannabis, “can shut down genes needed for some pathogenic intestinal bacteria to colonize, multiply and cause disease.”
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