New Israeli research pits cannabis against heart disease

Can cannabis cure heart disease? That’s what Canadian cannabis company FSD Pharma and Israeli-Canadian firm SciCann Therapeutics hope to find out with a new research project aimed at developing proprietary cannabinoid-based treatments for preventing atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis is the underlying factor for most cases of stroke and cardiac stenosis events in the Western world. An estimated 8 percent of the adult population in North America suffers from coronary artery disease, the No. 1 killer in the West.

“There is a high unmet need for novel, safe and natural therapies that will ameliorate the damage caused by atherosclerotic plaques to the arteries and cardiovascular system,” says Dr. Zohar Koren, CEO of SciCann, who is heading up the research. “We believe that smart and targeted modulation of the endocannabinoid system may offer a new approach to treat this devastating progressive disease.”

The market for drugs addressing coronary artery disease is

... read more at: https://www.israel21c.org/new-israeli-research-pits-cannabis-against-heart-disease/

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New Israeli research pits cannabis against heart disease

Can cannabis cure heart disease? That’s what Canadian cannabis company FSD Pharma and Israeli-Canadian firm SciCann Therapeutics hope to find out with a new research project aimed at developing proprietary cannabinoid-based treatments for preventing atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis is the underlying factor for most cases of stroke and cardiac stenosis events in the Western world. An estimated 8 percent of the adult population in North America suffers from coronary artery disease, the No. 1 killer in the West.

“There is a high unmet need for novel, safe and natural therapies that will ameliorate the damage caused by atherosclerotic plaques to the arteries and cardiovascular system,” says Dr. Zohar Koren, CEO of SciCann, who is heading up the research. “We believe that smart and targeted modulation of the endocannabinoid system may offer a new approach to treat this devastating progressive disease.”

The market for drugs addressing coronary artery disease is

... read more at: https://www.israel21c.org/new-israeli-research-pits-cannabis-against-heart-disease/

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