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toke up for Crohn's disease

2013-05-15 17:31:55.640526+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Cannabis Induces a Clinical Response in Patients with Crohn's Disease: a Prospective Placebo-Controlled Study.

RESULTS: Complete remission (a CDAI score <150) was achieved by 5/11 subjects in the cannabis group (45%) and 1/10 in the placebo group (10%; P=.43). A clinical response (a decrease in CDAI score of >100) was observed in 10/11 subjects in the cannabis group (90%; from 330±105 to 152±109) and 4/10 in the placebo group (40%; from 373±94 to 306±143; P=.028). Three patients in the cannabis group were weaned from steroid dependency. Subjects receiving cannabis reported improved appetite and sleep, with no significant side effects.


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#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-17 15:22:50.709662+00 by: Dan Lyke

Also: Smoking marijuana may lower your bladder cancer risk, but the study control group was tobacco smokers so it remains unclear: http://www.usatoday.com/story/...wer-bladder-cancer-risk/2153019/