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Marijuana blood sugar: Could reduce levels of insulin resistance

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A new study found a link between smoking marijuana and blood sugar levels. Those that smoked pot in the past month had both smaller waist sizes and a reduced level of insulin resistance. According to a story by Reuters on May 23, 2013, some positive effects were shown.

"'It looks like there may be some favorable effects on blood sugar control, however a lot more needs to be done to have definitive answers on the risks and potential benefits of marijuana usage.'"

4,700 U.S. adults were surveyed and their insulin levels and blood sugar was tested then the results were published in The American Journal of Medicine. Even though the findings are preliminary, it was noticed that marijuana users tended to weigh less and have a lower rate of diabetes.

"Recent pot use was linked to 17 percent lower insulin resistance, indicating better blood sugar control, and slightly higher HDL ("good") cholesterol levels."

It is still early to say and it was also found that people who smoke pot also tend to smoke tobacco as well. Tobacco users seem to be thinner than their non-smoking counterparts. Although researchers are not yet ready to say that smoking pot can reduce diabetes, the data is compelling. Hopefully more research will be done.

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