Studies have found lower rates of obesity and diabetes in marijuana users compared with people who have never used marijuana. Researchers wanted to investigate the relationship between cannabinoids and metabolic processes to better understand this relationship. To date, no study has investigated the relationship between marijuana use and fasting insulin, glucose, and insulin resistance. We speak with co-authors of the study published in the American Journal of Medicine, Elizabeth Penner and Hannah Buettner, to discuss the associations between marijuana use and markers of carbohydrate metabolism.
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