Those who smoke cannabis or marijuana, weigh less in comparison to those who do not take the conclusion recently.
Conclusions are contrary to the belief that serious cases of serious cases for marijuana users will eventually gain more weight.
“In the three-year period, all participants showed an increase in weight, but the interesting thing is that those who used marijuana were less developed than those who never used. Our study builds on the increasing evidence that it has the opposite effect, “said Omami Alsharawi, the lead author of the study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
The results also show that new and persistent users are less likely to be overweight or obese.
“We found that users, even those who started just, were more likely to maintain normal, healthy weight and that weight. Compared with 20% of non-users, only 15% of users are considered obese.
As part of the study, researchers used data from the National Epidemiological Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions, and seen in Body Mass Indexes, or BMI, 33,000 participants, 18 years and above, then compared to the number.
While the actual weight difference between users and non-users was minor, at the beginning of the study, there was circulation of variance between the entire sample size, for a 5-foot-7 inch contestant weighing about 200 pounds.
Alsharawi said, “The average 2-pound difference does not seem very much, but we found it in different types of behaviors with more than 30,000 people and still got the result.”
So, what about this marijuana, which affects weight? Alsharawi indicated that it is still relatively unknown, but it can be several factors.
“It can be something like this that a person becomes more conscious of their food intake because they worry about using cannabis and after weight gain. Or it can be used by cannabis itself, Which can modify some cells, or receptors, can react in the body and ultimately affect the weight gain. More research is needed, “she said.
Alsharavi warns, however, marijuana should not be considered as dietary supplements.
According to the researchers, there are many health concerns surrounding the cannabis that are potentially positive, yet minor, its effect is on weight gain. They suggest that people should not even consider it as a way to maintain or lose weight.