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The Feel-Good Gene

The Feel-Good Gene

by Richard A. Friedman, The New York Times, March 6, 2015

Some people have more of the anandamide ( a naturally occurring cannabinoid) molecule in the brain than others. When it binds to the cannabinoid receptor, it has a calming effect. People who have less anandamide are more likely to be anxious and to self-medicate.

 


							

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