Cannabis sativa as a treatment for obesity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
as a Treatment for Obesity: From Anti-Inflammatory Indirect Support to a Promising Metabolic Re-Establishment Target.
Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2021 Jul 9. Epub 2021 Jul 9. PMID: 34242511
Eulla Keimili Fernandes Ferreira Cavalheiro
Obesity is defined as an excess of accumulation of fat that can be harmful to health. Storage of excess fat in the adipose tissue triggers an inflammatory process, which makes obesity a low-grade chronic inflammatory disease. Obesity is considered a complex and multifactorial disease; hence, no intervention strategy appears to be an ideal treatment for all individuals. Therefore, new therapeutic alternatives are often studied for the treatment of this disease. Currently, herbal medicines are gaining ground in the treatment of obesity and its comorbidities. In this context, much attention is being paid toderivatives, and their therapeutic functions are being widely studied, including in treating obesity.Highlight the pharmacological properties ofΔ9-tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), Δ9-tetrahydrocannabidinol (THC), and cannabidiol (CBD), the predominant isolated components of, as well as its therapeutic potential in the treatment of obesity.This is a narrative review that shows the existing scientific evidence on the clinical application ofas a possible treatment for obesity. Data collection was performed in the PubMed electronic database. The following word combinations were used: Cannabis and obesity,and obesity, THCV and obesity, THC and obesity, CBD and obesity, andand inflammation.Evidence shows thatderivatives have therapeutic potential due to their anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, people who use cannabis have a lower body mass index than those who do not, making the plant an option to reduce and reverse inflammation and comorbidities in obesity.It is concluded that phytocannabinoids derived fromhave therapeutic potential due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective properties, making the plant a study option to reduce and reverse inflammation and comorbidities associated with obesity.