Trick or treat from food endocannabinoids?

@article{Marzo1998TrickOT,
  title={Trick or treat from food endocannabinoids?},
  author={V. Marzo and N. Sepe and L. Petrocellis and A. Berger and G. Crozier and E. Fride and R. Mechoulam},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={396},
  pages={636-636}
}
  • V. Marzo, N. Sepe, +4 authors R. Mechoulam
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • The discovery of the endogenous cannabinoid N-arachidonoylethanolamine (anandamide) and other N-acylethanolamines (NAEs) in chocolate has led to speculation that the purported rewarding properties of cocoa are due to the presence of compounds “that could act as cannabinoid mimics”. This observation raises some important questions. First, are NAEs and anandamide, or the ‘endocannabinoid’ 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), present in widely consumed foods (such as milk) that are less ‘rewarding’ than… CONTINUE READING

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