Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Study Says Weed Can Fight Diabetes, Make You Thinner

Posted By on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

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Can firing up a joint help prevent diabetes? Are stoners skinnier than non-stoners? A new scientific study suggests that, yeah, dude. Tooootally.

Regular marijuana smokers have better blood sugar control, which can reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the American Journal of Medicine. Not only that, but the stoners studied had thinner waists and higher levels of "good" HDL cholesterol than non-tokers.

These results are a bit surprising given marijuana's famous side effects. But science!

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Ryan Burns worked for the Journal from 2008 to 2013, covering a diverse mix of North Coast subjects, from education, politics and marijuana to human suspension, sex parties and amateur fight contests. He won awards for investigative reporting, feature stories and news coverage.

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