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Cannabis ingredient can help cancer patients regain their appetites and sense of taste

23 February 2011

The active ingredient in cannabis can improve the appetites and sense of taste in cancer patients, according to a new study published online in the cancer journal, Annals of Oncology today.

Read the paper: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol may palliate altered chemosensory perception in cancer patients: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial

Published in Annals of Oncology, Advanced Access, 22 February 2011.

Read the press release here.

In the news

Daily Mail - Cannabis ingredient 'restores taste buds and lost pleasure in food to cancer patients'

Berlin Online - Cannabis-Wirkstoff appetitfördernd bei Krebspatienten

Radio-Canada: Le cannabis redonne l'appétit aux malades du cancer