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    Pot smokers fasting insulin levels 26% lower than non-pot-smokers


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    Friday, November 01, 2013 4:30 pm Email this article

    Pot smokers fasting insulin levels were found to be 26% lower than non-pot-smokers (7.5 uU/mL vs 10.1 uU/mL) according to a study by researchers from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

    Pot smokers also weighed 11-14 lbs less.

    See here.

    Reference

    Penner EA, Buettner H, and Mittleman MA. The impact of marijuana use on glucose, insulin, and insulin resistance among US adults. Am J Med, 2013 Jul; 126(7): 583-589.

    The article and the PDF can be found here:

    http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(13)00200-3/fulltext#sec1.3.2

    http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0002-9343/PIIS0002934313002003.pdf

    Author’s Contact Info

    Murray A. Mittleman, MD, DrPH
    375 Longwood Ave
    Boston, MA 02215
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    Department of Epidemiology
    Harvard School of Public Health
    Boston, Massachusetts USA

    Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit
    Department of Medicine
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Boston, Massachusetts USA

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