Smoking Weed Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

Still think stoners just want munchies and to lay around all day? New research from a Canadian study shows just the opposite: weed smokers are actually thinner than their non-smoking peers. The new study published in Obesity Magazine shows cannabis use is linked to lower rates of obesity and being overweight.

 “The study is not the first to link cannabis use with lower incidences of obesity and diabetes… Investigators reported, “[S]ubjects who reported using marijuana in the past month had lower levels of fasting insulin and HOMA-IR [insulin resistance], as well as smaller waist circumference and higher levels of HDL-C [high-density lipoprotein or ‘good’ cholesterol]. These associations were not as strong among those who reported using marijuana at least once, but not in the past 30 days—suggesting that the impact of marijuana use on insulin and insulin resistance exists during periods of recent use.”

This research even shows that cannabis users show lower risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes than those who have never touched the drug.

Read more about the study here.

What do you think about the recent research?

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