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Smoking Cannabis Makes You Slim – Maybe

by | 7th, September 2011

DID you know that marijuana keeps you slim maybe? Given the ongoing war on fat, this is good news for an Government keen to get is into the approved shape.

Rachael Rettner reports the science:

The results show the prevalence of obesity is lower among people who frequently smoke pot compared with those who have never inhaled.

Can we make an assumption?

The researchers said they were surprised by their initial results, because they expected to find the opposite. So they examined a second sample of people, and found exactly the same result. Together, the two samples studied more than 50,000 people.

Can we make a conclusion?

The reason behind the link is not clear. It could be that people who use cannabis also engage in other behaviours that lower their obesity risk. Or it may be that pot smokers exercise more or have a specific diet that keeps them thin, said study researcher Yann Le Strat, a psychiatrist at Louis Mourier Hospital in France.

Weed smokers exercise more? Does playing Playstation on the sofa, giggling and talking bollocks count as exercise?

The assumption seems to be that thin is

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