Cannabis Consumption Can Help Prevent Metabolic Syndrome, Finds New Study

smokingjointA new study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Medicine, and published online by the National Institute of Health (NIH), has found that those who currently consume cannabis are considerably less likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome than those who have never used it. Those who have never consumed cannabis are also more likely to have metabolic syndrome than previous cannabis consumers.

According to NIH, Metabolic┬ásyndrome is “the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. Risk factors include a large waistline, a high triglyceride level, low HDL cholesterol level, high blood pressure and high fasting blood sugar.

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