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Osteoprosis causes bones to become brittle and weak. At times the bones are so weak that they fracture from something as simple as a cough or sneeze.
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In 2009 a group of researchers from University of Edinburgh tested whether the endocannabinoid system played a role in Osteoporosis. Their study suggested that the CB1 receptor is responsible for the benefits of cannabis in treating osteoporosis.
The test involved two sets of mice. The first group had CB1 receptors and the second did not have. The mice who did not have CB1 receptors were the ones suffering from age-related osteoporosis.
They concluded that: "the CB1 receptor is therefore unique in that it regulates peak bone mass through an effect on osteoclast activity, but protects against age-related bone loss".