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🏷️ Science/Human — Cannabis may slow inflammation of the brain in patients with HIV and may maintain cognitive performance
Cannabis has been found to potentially slow the process, in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, says a new Michigan State University study, USA. "It's believed that cognitive function decreases in many of those with HIV partly due to chronic inflammation that occurs in the brain," said Norbert Kaminski, lead author of the study, now published in the journal AIDS. "This happens because the immune system is constantly being stimulated to fight off disease."