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New Marijuana Study Says Pot May Lead To Lower BMI

New Marijuana Study Says Pot May Lead To Lower BMI

Researchers at the University of Miami recently studied the link between marijuana use and body mass index (BMI) – a weight-to-height ratio that’s used as in indicator of obesity and underweight – in a nationally representative longitudinal sample. In their analysis, published in the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics on Thursday, researchers found

Researchers at the University of Miami recently studied the link between marijuana use and body mass index (BMI) – a weight-to-height ratio that’s used as in indicator of obesity and underweight – in a nationally representative longitudinal sample. In their analysis, published in the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics on Thursday, researchers found that those who used marijuana had an overall lower BMI than those who don’t.

With the help of data from the National Longitude Survey of Adolescent Health, researchers found that females who use marijuana on a daily basis had a BMI approximately 3.1 percent lower than non-users. Male marijuana users had a BMI approximately 2.7 percent lower than other non-users.

Because of their findings, researchers are hoping to help remove the negative connotations that are associated with increased appetite caused by marijuana use as it relates to weight gain.

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