Cannabis for Anorexia and Cachexia

Studies and Information on Cannabis for Anorexia and Cachexia

Anorexia nervosa is a lack of interest or a refusal to eat suffcient food and nutrients to maintain a healthy body weight due to psychological reasons. Anorexia is distinct from bulimia nervosa, which is defined as binge eating followed by purging or laxative abuse.

Cachexia, also called wasting syndrome, refers to a loss of body mass that cannot be replaced through nutrition.

Ratings for Cannabis and Anorexia and Cachexia

Rated 2.5 / 5 (How Ratings Work)

Possible to probable range of efficacy of cannabis for treatment of anorexia and cachexia.
Based on 14 Studies from 1991 - 2017

Studies on Cannabis and Anorexia and Cachexia

Study Name, Description & Year


Anorexia Of Aging In Long Term Care: Is Dronabinol An Effective Appetite Stimulant?--a Pilot Study
Human trial on 29 senior long-term care patients suffering from weight loss — 2007


Recent Clinical Experience With Dronabinol
HIV and cancer patients — 1991