The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adul

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    Penner, E., Buettner, H., and Mittleman, M. (2013).The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults. The American Journal of Medicine, v126(7) Pages 583-589 DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.03.002)

    http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-...200-3/fulltext

    Discuss!! The limitations of the study are obvious, both in terms of scope and the inherent limitations of studying illegal drugs. However, the results are quite interesting. Would LOVE to see more studies into the effects of marijuana on other disease processes and body systems. I am sure they are not all as positive as this article, but it truly is an understudied area. I am *this close* to finishing my MSN thesis, otherwise I would be sorely tempted to delve into this topic instead. Maybe for my doctorate? (HAHA)
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    Lower levels of fasting insulin and smaller waistlines, the new diet for diabetics... haha.

    I would rather use marijuana than put synthetic chemicals in my body everyday, sounds like from this study even occasional use has beneficial outcomes.
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    Without using a standardized dose of marijuana, the study doesn't say much. How much marijuana did the study subjects ingest, how much TCH was in the dose, and when did they ingest it? Could smoking it have a different effect than vaporizing or eating it?
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    I had a friend diagnosed as Type 1 at the age of 20. Not a fun/easy diagnosis for a girl who was used to drinking and partying all the time. Her doctor in a round-a-bout way encouraged her try smoking more "herbs" instead of alcohol as an outlet. She's 26 now and swears that it helps her manage her disease because it regulates her appetite.
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    Very interesting. I've heard many diabetic dope smokers make similar claims over the years but could never find any studies to verify. I hope more research into this will follow.
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    Really not a well designed study, though there is an potentially interesting association. The outcomes really don't mean much because neither the non-using or using groups had diabetes.
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    Given that marijuana is THE evil drug in the US and is, therefore, inadequately researched it is difficult to find unbiased information.

    Endocannabinoid system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    We now know that we have bodily "system" related to using of cannabinoids...go figure.
    We historically have had cannabis in our lives until it was associated with the evil marrywhanna.
    Some scientists are not speculating that some of our auto-immune and neuromuscular "diseases" might be a reflection of a relative lack of these substances in our bodies. I hope they get funding for serious study of the anecdotal reports.

    It has been demonstrated that it is almost impossible to OD a "patient" on cannibis.
    It is cheap and easy to grow.
    It could set the paper industry on its head with the renewable growth rate.
    If it is 1/10 as effective for some things as it is being suggested, it could turn the pharmaceutical industry upside down as well.

    We will see where the interest is...follow the money.
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    My apologies for typos, misspellings, and bad grammar...I am not able to edit my posts after I hit that "post" button.
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    Quote from anothergrumpyoldRN
    Given that marijuana is THE evil drug in the US and is, therefore, inadequately researched it is difficult to find unbiased information.

    Endocannabinoid system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    We now know that we have bodily "system" related to using of cannabinoids...go figure.
    We historically have had cannabis in our lives until it was associated with the evil marrywhanna.
    Some scientists are not speculating that some of our auto-immune and neuromuscular "diseases" might be a reflection of a relative lack of these substances in our bodies. I hope they get funding for serious study of the anecdotal reports.

    It has been demonstrated that it is almost impossible to OD a "patient" on cannibis.
    It is cheap and easy to grow.
    It could set the paper industry on its head with the renewable growth rate.
    If it is 1/10 as effective for some things as it is being suggested, it could turn the pharmaceutical industry upside down as well.

    We will see where the interest is...follow the money.
    You forgot one other source of the anti-marijuana money and influence; the liquor lobby.


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