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Study: Leaner due to Cannabis consumption

Marijuana users suffer less from Obesity

It is the impression that Cannabis users rarely suffer Overweight is often. A research team from the American Michigan State University investigated the question in a recent study. Weigh Cannabis – or marijuana users are actually less than people who do not consume it?

The International Journal of Epidemiology published a study contradicts the Belief that marijuana users have an increased consumption of sweets, will ultimately gain weight speaks.

The period of the study

„Over a period of three years, all participants showed an increase in weight, but interestingly, had those who used marijuana, compared to those who have never consumed marijuana, a lower Gewichtszunahme“, Omayma Alshaarawy, the main author of the study says. The results also suggest that new and sustainable consumers tend to be less overweight or obese.

Data from over 30,000 subjects evaluated

The researchers used data from surveys of alcohol and other drugs, examined the Body Mass Index (BMI) of all of 33,000 Participants over the age of 18 years of age and older, and compared the Numbers.

„An average difference of a Kilo doesn’t seem to be much, but we found him at more than 30,000 people with varying degrees of Verhalten“, so Alshaarawy.

Effect of marijuana on the weight? Alshaarawy indicates that this is still relatively unclear. „It was the Cannabis, it could be the consumer himself, of the changes the reaction of certain cells or receptors in the body and eventually, weight gain can affect. It needs to be researched more.“ Alshaarawy expressly points out that marijuana should not be used as a diet aid!


„There are many health concerns regarding the use of Cannabis, which is by far the most positive but modest effects on weight gain überschatten“, Alshaarawy says. „People should not look at it as a way to keep weight or even lose weight.“ (fm)