Despite the munchies: Marijuana might make you skinny

“Apparently one of the many side effects of marijuana is to make some people slimmer – despite the much-joked-about munchies.”

Apparently one of the many side effects of marijuana is to make some people slimmer - despite the much-joked-about munchies.
 
“We all know that the munchies and jokes about the munchies are a celebrated part of marijuana culture (pro and con). But it turns out that the munchies may not have as big an impact on waist size as one might think.

“We found significant associations between marijuana use and smaller waist circumferences.”

So concludes a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine by scientists from Harvard, University of Nebraska and Beth Israel medical center.

Basically, the researchers found:

Of the participants in our study sample, 579 were current marijuana users and 1975 were past users. In multivariable adjusted models, current marijuana use was associated with 16% lower fasting insulin levels (95% confidence interval [CI], −26, −6) and 17% lower HOMA-IR (95% CI, −27, −6). We found significant associations between marijuana use and smaller waist circumferences. Among current users, we found no significant dose-response.”

 

Read more: http://blog.seattlepi.com/marijuana/2013/05/16/despite-the-munchies-marijuana-might-make-you-skinny/

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