Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Health

Cannabis: The Future of Preventing Insulin Resistance

In a recent clinical study doctors have found that patients of theirs co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV) were less likely to develop diabetes and insulin resistance if they smoked pot.

You can get certain forms of hepatitis in the same way as HIV, and about 80% of intravenous drug users with HIV also have HCV. Both diseases put the person at risk for further complications in the liver, as well as diabetes.

In this large-scale study done by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 200 collaborators looked at 703 patients, collecting data over 60 months for each patient. Doctors assessed their level of insulin resistance and took behavioral data, including cannabis use.

Adjusting for all the variables they could, they found that cannabis users with HIV-HCV were around 2.77 times less likely to develop insulin resistance. While the study focused on people co-infected with those two illnesses, the study concluded saying “benefits of cannabis-based pharmacotherapies for patients concerned with increased risk of IR and diabetes need to be evaluated.”

A future for medical marijuana as a preventative medicine lies ahead to help those at risk of developing diabetes and insulin resistance.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

HT Newsletter

Subscribe for exclusive access to deals, free giveaways and more!

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Science

Research Director Ziva Cooper will use the funds to research terpenes and pain management.

Health

One second-hand toke could prove to be one too many.

News

Yale University School of Medicine has teamed up with a Connecticut-based producer of medical marijuana products for an innovative new health study.

News

The new partnership could make it much easier for researchers to source cannabis.

News

The project will be subsidized by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is a branch of the National...

News

The Unites States government is spending $3 million to research the health benefits of cannabis, yet it remains illegal on the federal level.

News

The Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act aims to take a closer look at the health benefits of marijuana.

News

Researchers want to know why cannabis makes some users anxious and paranoid.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!