Marijuana smokers are less likely to be obese

Marijuana smokers are thinner and less likely to be obese as compared to non-smokers, revealrd by French researches in a recent study published.

Researchers found that people who smoke marijuana regularly are less likely to be obese than non-pot smokers.

Researchers analyzed data from two large national surveys of the American population, which together included some 52,000 participants. In the first survey, they found that 22% of those who did not smoke marijuana were obese, compared with just 14% of the regular marijuana smokers. The second survey found that 25% of nonsmokers were obese, compared with 17% of regular cannabis users.

The association between pot smoking and lower risk of obesity remained strong even after adjusting for other factors that could influence body fat and health, such as cigarette smoking, age and gender.

But the correlation between weed and weight doesn’t mean that marijuana smoking actually causes weight loss.

The findings have been published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Dr. Anil Singhal MD

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