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Marijuana helps diabetes: study

This may tip the scales in the marijuana debate: smoking marijuana may be a way to control the obesity epidemic.

A recent study of more than 4,000 people found that the marijuana smokers in the bunch ate more food, but had lower rates of obesity and diabetes. They also had more good cholesterol.

But before doctors start prescribing joints for type 2 diabetes, the results will undergo more testing.

These findings could be significant in Louisiana, because we are in the top five states for percentage of residents with diabetes.


1 Comment to “Marijuana helps diabetes: study”

    Denise said:
    May 29, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    I am 40 years old and I found out 2 years ago that I am a diabetic, in the passed 2 years I have lost 80 lbs. and have been on about 5 different meds and nothing seems to be working I don’t eat much and when I do it’s salad. So I don’t understand why I still have the high sugar levels. At this point I am ready to try anything natural to get off the meds that don’t work anyway(and pot is a natural herb) I hope more studies on this issue could help diabetics in the future.

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