Followers & Followings
Followers ( 1 ) See All

User Gift Participation


christina -
Created the YoPinion :
5 Years ago     Reply
christina -
Created the YoPinion :
5 Years ago     Reply
christina -
Created the YoPinion :
5 Years ago     Reply
christina -
Created the YoPinion :
5 Years ago     Reply
christina -
Created the YoPinion :
5 Years ago     Reply
christina -
Created the YoPinion :
5 Years ago     Reply
Toking up may help marijuana users to stay slim and lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to the latest study, which suggests that cannabis compounds may help in controlling blood sugar.
London-based company GW Pharmaceuticals has filed a patent for the use of a chemical found in marijuana plants called tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). In a mid-stage human trial, THCV showed promise in preserving islet cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have about 50 percent fewer islet cells than their healthy peers.The experimental drug candidate, called GWP42004, interacts with brain receptors like a key fitting into a lock, according to company spokesperson Mark Rogerson.“Blocking the action of [cannabinoid] receptors may result in decreased motivation to eat, lower cholesterol and insulin levels, and increased glucose uptake,” Rogerson told Healthline. The drug may also help control excess liver fat, another sign of type 2 diabetes.People with type 2 diabetes produce insulin, but there’s either not enough or the insulin can’t get into patients' cells. This causes blood sugar levels to rise, resulting in damage to the pancreas, kidneys, and liver.

[if]VBIxA0CqNx4[/if]

Exercise and dietary changes that result in significant weight loss have been shown to slow the onset of type 2 diabetes. However, there are no drugs available now that can slow progression of the disease.

time before diabetics need to take insulin shots.“For Type 2 Diabetes patients, after a number of years, all oral therapies fail, requiring them to take insulin,” said the  director of metabolic research at the University of Buckingham and a paid consultant to GW. With GWP42004, “they could potentially be controlled on oral therapy for a longer period of time and wouldn’t need to take injections,” said Cawthorne, who led the team at GlaxoSmithKline Plc that discovered Avandia, once the world’s best-selling diabetes pill.People with type 2 diabetes don’t produce enough insulin, a hormone that helps the body use or store blood sugar, or can’t use the insulin properly. The illness, the most common form of diabetes, often strikes people over the age of 40, and is tied to obesity and sedentary lifestyles.


[if]sZ6aUsbJuY4&feature=player_detailpage[/if]
5 Years ago
<
Sharing is Caring..
Loading...
Please wait...