Protection from osteoarthritis may lie in our own joints, study suggests

There may be a strong link between osteoarthritis, which causes pain and stiffness in the joints and is the most common form of arthritis, and the endocannabioid system, which is found in the synovial tissue and fluid that surround joints. The endocannabinoid system is composed of cannabinoid receptors (which are more popularly known for managing the body’s response to the psychoactive effects of cannabis) and endocannabinoid ligands, research suggests.

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