Tag: obesity

Study: Medical Cannabis Laws Associated with Reduced Obesity-Related Medical Costs

The enactment of laws allowing the medical use of cannabis is associated with a decreased probability of obesity among the population, resulting in a $58 to $115 per-person annual decrease in obesity-related medical costs, according to a study published in the journal Health Economics. “This study is the first to examine the effects of medical …

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Study: Cannabis Users Less Likely To Be Obese, Possess Lower Diabetes Risk

By Paul Armentano, NORML A history of cannabis use is associated with a lower likelihood of obesity and diabetes, according to population-based data published in the journal Obesity. Investigators from the Conference of Quebec University Health Centers assessed cannabis use patterns and body mass index (BMI) in a cohort of 786 Inuit (Arctic aboriginal) adults …

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New Study Finds Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Body Mass Index, Lower Insulin Resistance

A new study published in the journal Obesity, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis use is associated with a lower body mass index (BMI), which results in lower insulin resistance. For the study, researchers set out to “ascertain the relationship between cannabis use, obesity, and insulin resistance” by …

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Study: Cannabis May Reduce Body Weight, Improve Insulin Sensitivity

A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology has found that cannabis may provide a treatment option for obesity by reducing body weight and improving insulin sensitivity. “Cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptor antagonists [such as cannabis] reduce body weight and improve insulin sensitivity”, according to the study. “Preclinical data indicates that an …

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New Study Finds Cannabinoid Receptor Activation May Treat Obesity

A new study published by the National Institute of Health has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something which cannabis does naturally – has the potential to help manage weight, including the potential to treat obesity. According to the study, “Apart from its significant weight-loss efficacy in DIO mice, compound 4 [a …

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