Cannabis may prevent osteoporosis

Scientists studied the impact of cannabis on the bones. Photo credit: BBCThe study found that while the drug may reduce bone strength in the young, it could protect against osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, in later life.

The results were uncovered by a team at the University of Edinburgh who compared the drug’s effects on mice.

Osteoporosis affects up to 30% of women and about 12% of men at some point in their lives.

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