In a recent study shared at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, WSU researchers found out how cannabis triggered hunger hormones in rats.

Using a vapor exposure system designed to imitate how humans consume marijuana, researchers found that a small cannabis dose causes a surge in ghrelin, a hormone that informs the brain of hunger sensations.

“We found that cannabis exposure caused more frequent, small meals,” Davis said. “But there’s a delay before it takes effect.”

Experts are optimistic that their findings could help create treatments for symptoms of anorexia induced by illnesses such as cancer and HIV/AIDS.

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