Tuesday, February 11, 2014

More Research On THC Sheds Light on Plants Potential Benefits In Fighting HIV

Dr. Patricia Molina has shared her team's latest study results achieved by Louisiana State University in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  Researchers gave SIV-infected monkeys daily doses of THC, a compound in marijuana, for 17 months.  Their findings showed that immune tissues in the stomach's of these animals were less damaged by the virus.  Also, the monkeys receiving the THC maintained higher levels of healthy cells.  This research builds upon 2011 study results by Molina that found that monkeys given daily THC had better overall survival rates.  Another 2012 study has shown that marijuana-like compounds successfully fights HIV in AIDS patients and contributes to a longer lifespan.