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Crohn’s Disease

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Cannabis for Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic, long-term condition where the gut becomes inflamed, and can cause diarrhoea, stomach aches & cramps, bloody stools, chronic pain and weight loss. An estimated 1.3% of US adults (3 million) reported being diagnosed with IBD (either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis) in 2015. It is thought to be linked to genes and a problem with one’s immune system. Crohn’s is therefore an autoimmune disorder. There are few anti-inflammatory medications that can be used to treat Crohn’s effectively, and surgery may also be needed. Crohn’s and type-1 diabetes share some similarities.

Cannabinoids and their anti-inflammatory properties may be extremely useful in treating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) like Crohn’s disease. However, research is still at an early stage.

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Animal Study

7

Clinical Meta-analysis

1

Double Blind Human Trial

3

Human Trial

3

Laboratory Study

3

Meta-analysis

30

Total studies

Crohn’s Disease

47

Positive

38 studies

81%

Inconclusive

8 studies

17%

Negative

1 studies

2%

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