New Study: Cannabis Effective for Treating Endometriosis Symptoms

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In a study on mice, published in eLife, cannabis compounds have been shown to be effective in treating the symptoms of the painful disease, endometriosis. An article in Health Europa states that the study will open the door for human studies.

Cannabis and Endometriosis

Endometriosis occurs when endometriotic tissue (lining of the uterus) grows outside the uterus, and can cause women severe pain, infertility, anxiety and depression. The first human clinical trial to confirm that the study’s findings carry over to human endometriosis sufferers will take place in Spain, in collaboration with the Gynecology Service of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. The trial will assess the potential benefits of THC in treating endometriosis symptoms and growth in the women participating in the study.

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