What is metabolic syndrome? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute define it as, “the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke.” The American Heart Association states that 34% of American adults have it, and the risk of developing it increases with age.
According to Mayo Clinic, the main causes of metabolic syndrome is obesity and inactivity. There are other conditions, such as insulin resistance, that are also linked to it. A study by PubMed from 2012 explains how cannabidiol (CBD) may be used as therapy for metabolic syndrome.
According to this study, CBD may alleviate hyperphagia (abnormally increased appetite) without the side effects of appetite suppressing drugs. CBD may also be useful for the differentiation of adipocytes (a cell specialized for the storage of fat). CBD was also shown to lessen the progression of atherosclerosis caused by hyperglycemia (increased glucose levels).
The study above also states that:
“It may also be effective in fighting ischemic diseases, the most harmful complications of metabolic syndrome. However, it can only be administered as an adjuvant therapy because of its low binding potency, and its inhibiting effect of cytochrome P450 enzymes should also be considered. Nevertheless, it may be beneficially used in adjuvant therapy because of its few side effects.”
So, yes, more studies are needed, and there is no conclusive evidence showing that CBD should be used for metabolic syndrome, but there is a lot of evidence showing why it could be beneficial – even without the side effects that are common with today’s therapies. Because of the close ties to metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, CBD may also be beneficial to reducing the number of people with those conditions as well.
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