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Marijuana Use Linked to Prediabetes

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It says it does then it says it doesnt, I dont read it and you decide.

Does cannabis protect against blood sugar problems…or ignite them? Several big population studies hint at an intriguing association between marijuana and lower risk for type 2 diabetes. But a recent University of Minnesota study has uncovered 49-65% higher odds for prediabetes in current smokers and former “heavy” users. The study was published in the September issue of the journal Diabetologia.

Researchers used data from the large, on-going CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study, which is studying heart disease development in 5,115 black and Caucasian women and men over several decades. For this study, they looked at associations between marijuana use and blood-sugar levels in a group of 3,034 study volunteers 25 years after the study began in the mid-1980s. They also looked at 3,151 volunteers who did not have prediabetes or diabetes in 1992-1993 to see, in follow-up exams, how blood sugar levels changed for pot users and abstainers. Overall, marijuana use dropped from 28% at the start of the study to 12% by 2010. By then, current smokers had a 65% higher risk for prediabetes. And former users who smoked or otherwise ingested marijuana at least 100 times in the past had a 49% higher risk for prediabetes. But pot wasn’t associated with higher risk for full-blown type 2 diabetes. “Marijuana may have a more noticeable impact on glycemic metabolism in the prediabetes range compared with the diabetes range,” says lead researcher Michael Bancks, a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. In contrast, traditional risk factors like obesity may overshadow the effects of marijuana in people who do develop diabetes, he adds.

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This news is a buzzkill... :(
 

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Well... I once got really high and ate three triple burgers from Wendy's... Diabetes free.
 

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It says it does then it says it doesnt, I dont read it and you decide.

Does cannabis protect against blood sugar problems…or ignite them? Several big population studies hint at an intriguing association between marijuana and lower risk for type 2 diabetes. But a recent University of Minnesota study has uncovered 49-65% higher odds for prediabetes in current smokers and former “heavy” users. The study was published in the September issue of the journal Diabetologia.

Researchers used data from the large, on-going CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study, which is studying heart disease development in 5,115 black and Caucasian women and men over several decades. For this study, they looked at associations between marijuana use and blood-sugar levels in a group of 3,034 study volunteers 25 years after the study began in the mid-1980s. They also looked at 3,151 volunteers who did not have prediabetes or diabetes in 1992-1993 to see, in follow-up exams, how blood sugar levels changed for pot users and abstainers. Overall, marijuana use dropped from 28% at the start of the study to 12% by 2010. By then, current smokers had a 65% higher risk for prediabetes. And former users who smoked or otherwise ingested marijuana at least 100 times in the past had a 49% higher risk for prediabetes. But pot wasn’t associated with higher risk for full-blown type 2 diabetes. “Marijuana may have a more noticeable impact on glycemic metabolism in the prediabetes range compared with the diabetes range,” says lead researcher Michael Bancks, a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. In contrast, traditional risk factors like obesity may overshadow the effects of marijuana in people who do develop diabetes, he adds.

Marijuana Use Linked to Prediabetes

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