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Today In Amazing News: Marijuana Shields Your Liver From Alcohol Damage

By / 01.13.14

Via High Times:

Researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York recently published their discovery in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine, which states that cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive compound in marijuana, has the capacity to protect the liver from binge drinking by blocking the development of fat around the organ.

In the study, laboratory mice were dosed with CBD prior to being injected with ethanol twice a day for five days. During this time, researchers found significant evidence to suggest that the CBD compound could one day serve as a beneficial treatment for individuals at high risk for liver disease.

“We evaluated whether cannabidiol, which has been reported to function as an antioxidant, can protect the liver from alcohol-generated oxidative stress-induced steatosis. Cannabidiol can prevent acute alcohol-induced liver steatosis in mice, possibly by preventing the increase in stress and the activation of the JNK MAPK pathway,” according to the study.

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Brandon Wenerd
About Brandon Wenerd... Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips:

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