The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults

Author(s): Elizabeth A. Penner, MD, MPH, Hannah Buettner, BA, Murray A. Mittleman, MD, DrPH

Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass

Subject: Diabetes View the study


There are limited data regarding the relationship between cannabinoids and metabolic processes. Epidemiologic studies have found lower prevalence rates of obesity and diabetes mellitus in marijuana users compared with people who have never used marijuana, suggesting a relationship between cannabinoids and peripheral metabolic processes. To date, no study has investigated the relationship between marijuana use and fasting insulin, glucose, and insulin resistance.

Source: The American Journal of Medicine
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