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    Pot smokers weigh 11-14 lbs less

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    Friday, November 01, 2013 4:48 pm Email this article

    Pot smokers weigh 11-14 pounds less than non-pot smokers 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 had an average body mass index (BMI) of 27.2 versus 2.91 for non-pot smokers.

    This is a difference of 1.9 units.

    This is a difference of 11 lbs for someone who is 5-feet-4-inches tall—158 lbs versus 169 lbs.

    This is a difference of 14 lbs for someone who is 6-feet tall—200 lbs versus 214 lbs.


    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.

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    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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