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Chinese Study Reveals Anti-Tumor Effects of CBD on Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal cancer, a type of tumor affecting the colon and rectum, often creates an environment that hampers the body's natural defenses, making it resistant to immunotherapy treatments. A non-psychoactive compound called Cannabidiol (CBD), derived from the cannabis plant, is known for its various beneficial effects on the body, such as reducing inflammation and supporting brain health. In this study, researchers aimed to understand how CBD might fight against colorectal cancer by using advanced techniques to study individual cells.

The results of the study showed that CBD has the potential to slow down the growth of colorectal cancer by changing the environment around the tumor. CBD seemed to affect certain types of immune cells called macrophages. These cells can play different roles in the body, and CBD appeared to influence them to be more active against the cancer cells. By promoting specific types of macrophages that are better equipped to fight tumors, CBD appeared to be hindering the cancer's progress.

On a more technical level, CBD was found to change the way macrophages use energy and communicate with other cells. It seemed to shift their energy use from one process to another, and this change made the immune cells better suited to attack the tumor. This effect also enhanced the response to a specific type of immunotherapy treatment in lab mice with transplanted tumors.

In conclusion, this study suggests that CBD might have a positive impact on colorectal cancer by influencing the body's immune response and making it more effective against the tumor. However, more research is needed to fully understand how CBD works and to confirm its potential as a complementary treatment for colorectal cancer.

 

Lydia K. (Bsc. RN) is a cannabis writer, which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. Currently, she is a regular writer for Mace Media. In the past, she has written for MyBud, RX Leaf & Dine Magazine (Canada), CBDShopy (UK) and Cannavalate & Pharmadiol (Australia). She is best known for writing epic news articles and medical pieces. Occasionally, she deviates from news and science and creates humorous articles. And boy doesn't she love that! She equally enjoys ice cream, as should all right-thinking people.