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Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer

Researchers demonstrate hemp's ability to slow cancer growth and uncover mechanism for its cancer-fighting ability

Date:
April 23, 2018
Source:
Experimental Biology 2018
Summary:
Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. Hemp is part of the same cannabis family as marijuana but doesn't have any psychoactive properties or cause addiction......

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180423155046.htm

 


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Hemp Extract Inhibits Growth Of Ovarian Cancer, Research Finds

Two studies show that non-psychoactive compound attacks cancer cells.

 

Stories about marijuana being used medicinally are ubiquitous these days. News about hemp is less prevalent. Two graduate students from Sullivan University School of Pharmacy hope to change that. Sara Biela and Chase Turner studied the possible therapeutic potential of hemp to attack ovarian cancer. They will be presenting the findings from a new study at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

 

There were two studies conducted. Both utilized a hemp-based extract. Hemp is the biological cousin to what is commonly referred to as marijuana. The important distinction is in the concentration of THC, the intoxicating compound responsible getting people high. Hemp, by definition, has only 0.3 percent of THC or lower, keeping any psychoactive activity too low to be noticed. While low in THC, hemp can be rich in CBD, cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive compound also linked to many health benefits.....

 

 

 

https://thefreshtoast.com/rx/hemp-extract-inhibits-growth-of-ovarian-cancer-research-finds/


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