Cannabis use found to reduce stomach infections

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New research shines a light on how cannabis can help eliminate certain types of stomach bacteria

Helicobacter Pylori infection (HPI), a bacterial infection of the stomach that can have an extensive association with abdominal pain, ulcers, and weight loss, is a problem that plagues a large number of people around the world. Fortunately, cannabis is believed to have an effective solution. Although the disease may not present such severe symptoms and is mostly common in the adult community, the need to find a natural and effective alternative has been on the minds of many researchers and that is why a new study has been assigned to see the effects that cannabis has on this condition.

In order to do this and get consistent findings, a group of researchers from Canada and the US came together to evaluate the relationship between cannabis use and a diagnosis of IPH in a nationally representative cohort of over 4,500 subjects. The researchers made it clear that those who had never previously used cannabis were almost twice as likely to have IPH compared to subjects who had previous experience with marijuana use.

“Recreational cannabis use is associated with diminished risk of IPH. These observations suggest the need for additional research assessing the effects of medical cannabis formulations on HPI,” they concluded.

To reinforce this recent study, different research that has been conducted in the field has also shown that cannabis has the ability to bring relief to sufferers of a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, be it Crohn’s disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). On the other hand, some preclinical studies have reported that cannabinoids can also become great allies in inhibiting and mitigating the development of gastric ulcers.