Study: Marijuana Users Less Vulnerable To Obesity And Diabetes

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Published on 8/23/15

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There are many stereotypes surrounding those who smoke marijuana, whether it's being lazy, unintelligent, or just unhealthy, but new research is going to put many of these assumptions to shame. Researchers from the Conference of Quebec University have found that marijuana use is linked to lower body mass index (BMI) and lower fasting insulin meaning not only are pot smokers more likely to have less body fat, but they're also less likely to develop diabetes. The American Journal of Medicine published research with similar findings back in 2013 and since, cannabis has been an interest for those interested in controlling diabetes.

Furthermore, marijuana users had a smaller risk of contracting diabetes, with lower fasting insulin and insulin resistance. “In this large cross-sectional adult survey with high prevalence of both substance use and obesity, cannabis use in the past year was associated with lower BMI, lower percentage fat mass, lower fasting insulin, and HOMA-IR (insulin resistance),” the authors said.