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Can Marijuana Be Used to Treat Diabetes?

Dec 26, 2014

A new study examined data on 4,657 adult men and women, of whom 579 were current marijuana users and 1,975 of whom had previously used marijuana. The data, reaped from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted between 2005 and 2010, showed that current marijuana use was associated with a 16% reduction in fasting insulin levels and a 17% reduction in HOMA-IR, a model used by researchers to assess insulin resistance and beta-cell function. Despite the prevailing myth of getting the “munchies” while using marijuana, the waistlines of current users were also narrower than non-users. — The American Journal of Medicine