Marijuana consumers are more predisposed to have prediabetes – a medical condition in which inadequate glucose levels can lead to type two diabetes – than people who never use it, as a new research has found. Past researches on marijuana consume have revealed inconsistent results, with a few of them indicating that marijuana can prevent diabetic issues, despite others displaying that weed is associated with an improved caloric intake.
In this new research, the scientists, led at the University of Minnesota in US, analyzed the connection between self-reported weed use and contingency or occurrence of prediabetes and complete type two diabetes problems, taking into consideration both amount used and level of present use. Experts also wanted to analyze the part of BMI and waistline dimensions as possible confounding and mediating aspects to these connections. They also considered the role of sex or race.
Information from coronary and artery researches was used to figure out the effects of marijuana use and existence of prediabetes or type two diabetes. The connection between weed use and occurrence of prediabetes and diabetic issues was analyzed in over 3,000 members in the study and occurrence of prediabetes and full blown diabetes according to past weed use was evaluated in more than 3,100 people who did not suffer from prediabetes or other diabetic issues and who came back for at least one of the 4 programmed follow-up exams over the next years.
The experts noticed that there was a 60 % increased possibility of developing prediabetes in people who revealed present use of weed, and a 45 % increased possibility of developing prediabetes in people who revealed lifetime consume of at least 100 times. But, there was no direct connection between weed use and type two diabetes at the examination made after that.
The researchers then performed further studies where weed use was evaluated prior to the occurrence or not of prediabetic problems. After 5 years of follow-up, a 35 % higher risk for having prediabetes (and not full-blown diabetes) was noticed for people who revealed lifetime use of at least 100 times in comparison to people who said that they never used weed.
In summary, marijuana consummation, by position or lifetime regularity, was not kinked to occurrence or existence of diabetic issues after modification for prospective confounding aspects, according to scientists. However, weed use was linked to the growth and occurrence of prediabetes after modification of these elements.
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