Marijuana appetite boost lacking in cancer study
Marijuana is known for
giving smokers the munchies, but hopes that medicine based on
marijuana would help cancer patients regain lost appetites have
largely been dashed, the Mayo Clinic said Saturday.
A standard treatment from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company was more
effective than a marijuana derivative and the two worked no better
in combination, the study showed.
Lack of appetite strikes more than half advanced cancer patients,
Dr Aminah Jatoi, of the renowned Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo
Clinic, told a conference. "This is a problem."
But marijuana is not the cure, it seems. "It's disappointing,"
she added of the results.
05/15/2001; Cable News Network
Ann's NOTE: This "marijuana derivative does NOT sound like it is the right substance. I am just basing that on living through the '60's.
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