Tempe, AZ: Lifetime cannabis exposure is associated with lower body mass index (BMI), according to longitudinal data published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.
Researchers from Arizona State University and the University of Pittsburgh assessed the association between long-term cannabis exposure and cardiometabolic risk factors in a cohort of 253 men. They reported that greater marijuana exposure was associated with lower BMI as well as lower cholesterol levels and other risk factors.
"Cannabis use is associated with lower BMI and lower BMI is related to lower levels of risk on other cardiometabolic risk factors," they concluded.
For more information, contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Full text of the study, "Associations between cannabis use and cardiometabolic risk factors: A longitudinal study of men," appears in Psychosomatic Medicine.