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