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Fatty Liver Disease

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Cannabis for Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease usually refers to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is a term for a range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat around the liver. Fatty liver disease is sometimes also called “steatosis”. Fatty liver disease is a common condition in the West, affecting 1 in every 10 people, although incidence rates in the US could be as high as 1 in 4 people (25%). Fatty liver disease is often associated with type-2 diabetes, obesity and other metabolic disorders.

There are a few ways in which cannabis can help treat fatty liver disorders. One of them is using cannabinoids like THCV, CBD and CBG to improve insulin sensitivity and maintain weight. The other is using cannabinoids like THC to reduce inflammation. And the third is to use beta-caryophyllene for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and liver cell protective properties.

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Animal Study

9

Laboratory Study

3

Meta-analysis

13

Total studies

Fatty Liver Disease

25

Positive

19 studies

76%

Negative

4 studies

16%

Inconclusive

2 studies

8%

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